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Direct Cinema Ltd

Works: 657 works in 1,540 publications in 3 languages and 15,036 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Biography  Documentary television programs  Historical films  Interviews  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Educational films  Personal narratives 
Roles: Assignee, Distributor, Producer, Publisher, pre, prn
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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 )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 473 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 )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents William H. Whyte's research on the design and use of small urban spaces. Investigates the factors which encourage and inhibit the use of plazas, and makes recommendations for their successful design
The life and times of Rosie the Riveter( Visual )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and held by 353 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 324 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 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of a community of elderly Eastern European Jews living in Venice, California. Based on fieldwork interviews conducted by anthropologist Barbara Myerhoff, interspersed with scenes of Israel Levin Senior Adult Center activities
The wilderness idea( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 289 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 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Academy award-nominated documentary about the Argentinian mothers' movement to demand to know the fate of 30,000 "disappeared" sons and daughters remains as extraordinarily powerful as when it was first released. As well as giving an understanding of Argentinian history in the '70s and '80s, LAS MADRES shows the empowerment of women in a society where women are expected to be silent. LAS MADRES provides a banner of hope in the international struggle for human rights
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 235 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 )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 203 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 )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow Peter, a Down Syndrome child who has always attended special schools, through his first year in a regular classroom
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 186 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
The Burning Times by Rina Fraticelli( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 185 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
In her own time( Visual )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 182 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 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 174 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 )

4 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 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
Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 166 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 Ernest Hemingway( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 160 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
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

(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
Goddess Remembered( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes and discusses early goddess-worshiping cultures and the current women's spirituality movement
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