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Direct Cinema Ltd

Works: 692 works in 1,429 publications in 3 languages and 16,966 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Interviews  Personal narratives  Registers  Exhibition catalogs  Drama  Case studies  Animated films 
Roles: Assignee, Distributor, Producer, Publisher
Classifications: LC4031, 362.1969792
Publication Timeline
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 )
10 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Several women, who worked in the shipyards and defense plants during Five women reminisce about their jobs and working conditions during World War II. Includes topics of sex discrimination, the women's movement, and the role of movies and radio in helping to mold public opinion during World Warr II
Common threads stories from the quilt ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 395 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
The social life of small urban spaces by William Hollingsworth Whyte( Visual )
12 editions published between 1979 and 2012 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
Free Angela, and all political prisoners ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 347 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
Number our days by Barbara G Myerhoff( Visual )
10 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary on elderly European Jews living and functioning in Venice, California
The wilderness idea ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 294 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 ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mothers who believe their children were kidnapped by the Argentine government tell how they banded together to demonstrate in the Plaza de Mayo to publicize their complaints, and seek assistance in finding "los desaparecidos" and punishing the kidnappers
The Burning times ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 245 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
The man who planted trees by Jean Giono( Visual )
8 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and French and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In narrated animation, tells the story of ElzeĢard Bouffler, who planted trees which subsequently flourished, changed the landscape and life of the place he lived
Sentimental women need not apply by Diane Garey( Visual )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 227 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
The famine within by Katherine Gilday( Visual )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 226 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
Cannibal tours by Dennis O'Rourke( Visual )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 195 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."
Educating Peter by Thomas C Goodwin( Visual )
3 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 Garden of Eden ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains the critical need to protect the habitats of endangered species and their ecosystems
Liberators fighting on two fronts in World War II ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 185 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
In her own time ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 185 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 )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 174 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 unimaginable 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
Goddess remembered ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes and discusses early goddess-worshiping cultures and the current women's spirituality movement
One survivor remembers by Gerda Weissmann Klein( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 166 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 a journey of survival through one of the most devastating events in the history of mankind
Nobody listened ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the collective experiences of people who were victims of oppression in Castro's Cuba
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Alternative Names
Direct Cinema Limited - Educational.
Direct Cinema Ltd.
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