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Direct Cinema Ltd

Works: 659 works in 1,559 publications in 3 languages and 14,893 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Biography  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Historical films  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 )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 479 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 social life of small urban spaces by William H Whyte( Visual )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2018 in English and held by 370 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
The life and times of Rosie the Riveter( Visual )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and held by 345 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 movies made during that time which concerned women working outside the home
Common threads : stories from the quilt( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 317 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 G Myerhoff( Visual )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member 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 wilderness idea( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the two founders of American conservation, John Muir and Gifford Pinchot, and their historic battle over whether a remote valley in California, Hetch Hetchy, should be dammed and flooded to form a reservoir. The battle reflected the two sides of the conservation issue--absolute protection of wilderness lands versus careful management and use of nature to serve human needs
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 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mothers who believe that their children were abducted by the Argentine government banded together in 1977 to protest in the Plaza de Mayo, publicizing the plight of disappeared persons and demanding information on 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 237 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
Cannibal tours by Dennis O'Rourke( Visual )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the Sepik River in New Guinea, interaction between Western tourists and Papua New Guineans is recorded. Both the tourists and the tribespeople comment on each other, highlighting both culture clash and the ways in which the two groups are alike
One survivor remembers : a teaching kit for grades 8 through 12 by Gerda Weissmann Klein( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a series of interviews, photographs and footage shot in the actual locations of her memories, Gerda Weissmann Klein takes us on her journey of survival of the Holocaust
Educating Peter by Thomas C Goodwin( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow Peter, a Down Syndrome child who has always attended special schools, through his first year in a regular classroom
In her own time( Visual )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 187 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
The Burning Times by Rina Fraticelli( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses legends and misconceptions regarding the term "witch"; also church- and state-sanctioned torture and killing of women during witch burning times
The man who planted trees = L'homme qui plantait des arbres by Jean Giono( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and French and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautifully animated parable about how the power of determination can turn a desert into an oasis
Wild by law( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 168 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 )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LIBERATORS claims that the 761st Tank Battalion liberated the concentration camps at Dachau and Buchenwald, which contradicts both official reports to the Army and the 761st's own regimental history. The American Jewish Committee's "Liberators : a background report" concluded that the film contained "serious factual flaws well beyond what can be written off as 'artistic license.'" The film was removed from circulation in 1993, pending re-editing
Nobody listened( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the collective experiences of people who were victims of oppression in Castro's Cuba
Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member 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
The famine within by Katherine Gilday( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member 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
Einstein on the beach : the changing image of opera by Mark Obenhaus( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through performance and rehearsal footage, and through interviews with composer Philip Glass and designer/director Robert Wilson, this film examines the opera Einstein on the Beach
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