Direct Cinema Ltd
Most widely held works about Direct Cinema Ltd
Most widely held works by Direct Cinema Ltd
The life and times of Rosie the riveter ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 514 libraries worldwide
Five women reminisce about their jobs and working conditions during World War II.
Common threads stories from the quilt ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
The story of the AIDS Memorial Quilt established by the San Francisco NAMES Project Foundation in 1987 to commemorate the lives lost to AIDS. From the thousands memorialized in the quilt, profiles five individuals--including a recovered IV drug user, a former Olympic decathlon star and a boy with hemophilia--whose stories reflect the diversity and common tragedy of those who have died from AIDS. Celebrates their unique personalities and achievements, interweaving these personal histories with a chronology of the epidemic's development and the negligence of the government.
The Burning times ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
Discusses legends and misconceptions regarding the term "witch"; also church- and state-sanctioned torture and killing of women during witch burning times.
Number our days ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
Interviews conducted by anthropologist Barbara G. Myerhoff to document lives of Jewish senior citizens of Israel Levin Senior Adult Center, Venice, Calif.
The famine within ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
(Producer) Influenced by the coercive powers of consumerism and the mass media, North American women have come to judge their bodies according to the unrealistic standards of our culture's beauty ideal. The ultra-lean silhouette of the fashion mannequin and the manipulated image of the magazine model have become not only physical standards, but also symbols of competence and success. In pursuit of this simulated, body-centered ideal, many women are laying waste to their energies and self-esteem, and going on to develop the serious eating disorders bulimia and anorexia.
The Garden of Eden ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Depicts the destruction of natural habitats as a cause of extinction of plant and animal species. Special emphasis is on the Garden of Eden site in the Florida panhandle.
Goddess remembered ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Describes and discusses early goddess-worshiping cultures and the current women's spirituality movement.
The wilderness idea ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
An analysis of the professional rivalry between preservationist John Muir (founder of the Sierra Club) and utilitarianist Gifford Pinchot (first chief of the U.S. Forest Service), focusing especially on their debate over the Hetch Hetchy reservoir proposition of 1913.
Sentimental women need not apply ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Traces the history of American nursing and explores the mythology and realities which have characterized the field of nursing since its inception in the mid-19th century; utilizes contemporary interviews, dramatic readings, film clips, archival drawings and still photographs.
Isadora Duncan; movement from the soul ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
Isadora Duncan is a documentary about the life and work of the San Francisco-born pioneer of dance, artistic freedom, and women's rights. It is an analysis of Duncan as artist and rebel: a study of a woman who dared to defy Victorian/Puritan mores.
The social life of small urban spaces ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
A small group of observers, the "Street Life Project", sets out to study how people use the parks and plazas of the city. With the help of time-lapse filming they find that what makes a place work are the basics--a place to sit, for example, food, sun, a passing show.
Cannibal tours ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
This film depicts two journeys. The first is that of a group of wealthy bourgeois German, Italian and American tourists on a luxury cruise up the mysterious Sepik River, in the jungles of Papua New Guinea -- the packaged version of a "heart of darkness." The second journey (the real text of the film) is a metaphysical one. It is an attempt to discover the place of "the Other" in the popular imagination. It affords a glimpse at the real (mostly unconsidered or misunderstood) reasons why "civilized" people wish to encounter the "primitive."
Broken rainbow ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
A documentary about the relocation of ten thousand Navaho Indians from their hogans in northern Arizona to tract homes in towns some distance away because the land allegedly belongs to the Hopi. Looks at efforts to mediate the land dispute.
Wild by law ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
The Wilderness Act of 1964 is the legacy of three men: Wilderness Society Founder Bob Marshall, forester-philosopher Aldo Leopold, and activist Howard Zahniser. Looks at how these three men struggled against the current of American thought during industrialization of the 1920s, the war years of the 1940s, and the boom years of the 1950s. Eventually their actions caused a profound shift in American attitudes toward preservation of wild lands.
Full circle ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
Discusses environmental issues in relation to women's spirituality.
Educating Peter ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
Follow Peter, a Down's Syndrome child who has always attended special schools, through his first year in a regular classroom.
Liberators fighting on two fronts in World War II ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
A look at the role of the 761st Tank Battalion (a.k.a.: The Black Panthers) in World War II, during which the battalion was deployed in England, France and Germany.
Nobody listened ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 150 libraries worldwide
The brutal methods employed by Castro's government to maintain power over the Cuban population are chronicled in this revelatory documentary. Includes testimony from former Castro comrades, Communist leaders and supporters of fallen dictator Batista.
In her own time ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Focuses on cultural anthropologist Barbara Myerhoff's study of the community of Hasidic Jews in Los Angeles's Fairfax neighborhood. Tells also how, after exhausting medical treatment for cancer, she found strength among the traditions, faith, and caring of these Orthodox Jews.
Earth and the American dream ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Presents a chronicle of the considerable price that has been paid to attain the "American Dream" of dominion over the earth which has contributed towards the brutal destruction of nature.
Abstract expressionism Adolescent psychology AIDS (Disease) AIDS (Disease)--Patients AIDS (Disease)--Patients--Family relationships Animated films Biographical films Biographical television programs Biography California--Los Angeles Christianity and other religions Documentary films Documentary films Documentary television programs Drama Exhibition catalogs Feature films Feature films Goddess religion History Interviews Jews--Social life and customs Manners and customs Muir, John,--1838-1914 NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt Nature conservation New York (State)--New York Nonfiction films Nonfiction television programs Older people Open spaces--Social aspects Paganism--Relations--Christianity Painters Parks--Social aspects Pedestrian areas--Social aspects Persecution Personal narratives--American Plazas--Social aspects Political science Quilts Short films Spirituality United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Waddell, Tom,--1937-1987 Witchcraft Women Women--Employment Women--Religious life World War (1939-1945)
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