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Direct Cinema Ltd

Works: 653 works in 1,526 publications in 3 languages and 15,415 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Biography  Documentary television programs  Historical films  Interviews  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Personal narratives  Biographical films 
Roles: Assignee, Distributor, Producer, Publisher, prn, pre
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Most widely held works about Direct Cinema Ltd
Most widely held works by Direct Cinema Ltd
Free Angela, and all political prisoners( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A ... docudrama that takes a gripping look at the historical incidents that created an international movement to free activist Angela Davis, and tells the story of social justice activism that lands her on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list"--Container
The life and times of Rosie the Riveter( Visual )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five women, who worked in the shipyards and defense plants during World War II, recount their experiences at work and offer comments on society's expectations of them during the war effort and after the war. Their narratives are interspersed with sequences from war department films, newsreels, and Hollywood movied made during that time which concerned women working outside the home
The social life of small urban spaces by William H Whyte( Visual )

15 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member 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
Common threads : stories from the quilt( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member 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
Number our days by Barbara Myerhoff( Visual )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of a community of elderly eastern European Jews living in Venice, California. Based on the anthropological fieldwork of Dr. Barbara Meyerhoff, this films portrays a group of disadvantaged but resilient individuals sustaining their vivid cultural heritage amid poverty and loneliness in modern America
The wilderness idea( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member 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
Las Madres : the mothers of Plaza de Mayo by Lourdes Portillo( Visual )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen mothers gathered in the square in front of the Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires in April, 1977, to protest the disappearance of their children. 30,000 young people had been labeled as subversives by mililtary dictators and were abducted, tortured, and killed. This film shows the development of the group of mothers in response to the atrocities of the military regime, and chronicles the political awakening they went through as they began to sympathize with their disappeared children's political positions. These middle-aged and elderly women, without formal political education, sparked both an Argentine national movement and an international campaign for the release of all 'disappeared' persons. The mothers tell of their children's disappearances and the painful search to discover their fate
Sentimental women need not apply : [a history of the American nurse] by Diane Garey( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nurse historians discuss significant events in nursing history. Documents American nursing's transition from its 19th century beginnings to a 20th century profession using historic as well as modern imagery
Vietnam requiem( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in 1982 and originally broadcast on the ABC New Closeup Series, Vietnam Requiem is a startling documentary revelation of how the Vietnam War haunts its veterans, their families and friends, and the conscience of the nation. Five Vietnam veterans -- all decorated war heroes now serving prison terms for crimes committed after being discharged from the Army -- paint a vivid picture of their personal experiences in Vietnam and the problems they faced on their return. The film skillfully interweaves the men's stories with stock footage of the war, including actual battle footage in which one of the veterans, Albert 'Pee-Wee' Dobbs, appears. With candor and compassion Vietnam Requiem explores the grim aftermath of a war that was different from all previous wars, leaving a legacy of lost and troubled heroes
Cannibal tours by Dennis O'Rourke( Visual )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member 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."
The man who planted trees = L'homme qui plantait des arbres by Jean Giono( Visual )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and French and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In narrated animation, tells the story of Elzéard Bouffler, who planted trees which subsequently flourished, changed the landscape and life of the place he lived
Educating Peter by Thomas C Goodwin( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow Peter, a Down Syndrome child who has always attended special schools, through his first year in a regular classroom
The Burning Times by Rina Fraticelli( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses legends and misconceptions regarding the term "witch". Examines women's roles in goddess-based religions and how the Christian church attacked them as witches during the Middle Ages. Supports the belief that anti-witch hysteria persists today in modern society's cultural acceptance of violence against women
One survivor remembers by Gerda Weissmann Klein( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One Survivor Remembers" videorecording tells the unforgettable story of Gerda Weissmann Klein's six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty. Klein describes her years in Nazi labor camps and months on a forced death march. Though her experience was horrifying, Klein also remembers wonderful acts of decency and normalcy, testaments to the greatness of humanity. This teaching kit sheds light on the 20th century's terrible history of devastation and prejudice, yet offers hope that hatred can be overcome
In her own time( Visual )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member 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
Wild by law( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wild by law is the story of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the three men responsible for its passage: forester/philosopher Aldo Leopold, author of the bestselling A Sand County Almanac and the first to bring the word 'ecology' into standard usage; Bob Marshall, millionaire socialist and founder of the Wilderness Society; and Howard Zahniser, a tireless bureaucrat with a profound love of the wild places he seldom saw. Singly and together, these three fought against the current of American thought from the 1920s through the 1950s to attain what had once seemed an unfathomable victory. More than just the story of an historic struggle to preserve the natural world, Wild by law provides an invaluable overview of the roots of the environmental movement, offering a deeper understanding of one of the most important issues facing contemporary civilization"--Container
Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the unknown story of African-American battalions, focusing on the heroic actions of the 761st, which spearheaded General Patton's Third Army and helped liberate the concentration camps at Buchenwald, Dachau and Lambach
Garden of Eden by María Novaro( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despicts the destruction of natural habitats, as a cause of the extintion of plant and animal species; special emphasis on the Garden of Eden in the Florida panhandle
Nobody listened( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the collective experiences of people who were victims of oppression in Castro's Cuba
The famine within by Katherine Gilday( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This searing documentary looks at the obsession of women with the size and the shape of their bodies. Under the coercive power of consumerism and the mass media, women have come to view their bodies as marketable objects and to judge them according to unrealistic standards. Paradoxically, this anxious quest for the perfect body exists in our culture at the same time that the feminist movement decries the role of woman as a sex object. Using a dramatic visual approach, the film explores the complex causes that lie at the heart of this paradox
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