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Zipporah Films

Overview
Works: 49 works in 209 publications in 2 languages and 3,479 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Drama 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: HV8742.U52, 365.46
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Most widely held works by Zipporah Films
Titicut Follies by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and held by 433 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. Also includes the challenges and difficulties faced by the "professionals," the doctors and workers who hold the fort in Bridgewater
High school by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and held by 332 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 )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 272 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
High school II by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 194 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 ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 157 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
Hospital by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows the daily activity of the Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York City, with emphasis on the emergency ward and outpatient clinics. Reveals social problems of the city and illustrates how medical expertise, availability of resources, organizational considerations, and the nature of communication among the staff and patients affect the delivery of appropriate health care
Welfare by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the daily activities of a large welfare center, focusing on problems with which staff and clients must deal
Public housing by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 118 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
La danse le Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in French and English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The film follows the rehearsals and performances of seven ballets: Genus by Wayne McGregor, Medea by Angelin Preljocaj, The House of Bernarda Alba by Mats Ek, Paquita by Pierre Lacotte, The Nutcracker by Rudolph Nureyev, Orpheus and Eurydice by Pina Bausch, and Romeo and Juliet by Sasha Waltz. The film shows the work involved in administering the company and the coordinated and collaborative work of choreographers, ballet masters, dancers, musicians, and costume, set, and lighting designers"--Container
Near death ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmed in 1989 and 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 during a several day period
Law and order by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Law and Order, an Emmy Award winning film, documents the routine activities of the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department. Filmed in the highest crime district of the city, Law and Order reveals the role of the police in a large urban center, the nature of contacts with the community and the diversity and complexity of the police role in American society. Law and Order shows police confronting problems such as a domestic dispute, arrests of a car thief and a prostitute, a clothing store holdup, and medical emergencies. This film is an unflinching look at the intersection of criminal behavior and police work
Meat by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary concerning the routine activities at a large meat packing plant and slaughterhouse
Juvenile court by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and held by 89 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
Model by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows men and women models at work with photograhers whose techniques illustrate different styles of fashion and product photography
The Store by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 77 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
Domestic violence 2 ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 76 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 73 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
Basic training by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1971 and 1994 in English and held by 73 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
Belfast, Maine by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A film about ordinary experience in a beautiful old New England port city. It is a portrait of daily life with particular emphasis on the work and the cultural life of the community. Among the activities shown in the film are the work of lobstermen, tug-boat operators, factory workers, shop owners, city counselors, doctors, judges, policemen, teachers, social workers, nurses and ministers. Cultural activities include choir rehearsal, dance class, music lessons and theatre production."--Container
Blind ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows the educational programs and daily life of students at the Alabama School for the Blind, which educates blind and visually impaired students to be in charge of their own lives. Sequences include classroom instruction, vocational training, recreation and athletic programs
 
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Languages
English (127)
French (1)