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Direct Cinema Ltd

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Works: 685 works in 1,417 publications in 3 languages and 17,030 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Interviews  Registers  Exhibition catalogs  Drama  Case studies  Animated films  Short films 
Roles: Assignee, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: D810.W7, 979.10049726
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Most widely held works by Direct Cinema Ltd
The life and times of Rosie the Riveter ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 mold public opinion during World War II
Common threads stories from the quilt ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 407 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 362 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 320 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 295 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 293 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 265 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 desparecidos" and punishing the kidnappers
The Burning times ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 254 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 237 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
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
Sentimental women need not apply by Diane Garey ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 226 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
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
Cannibal tours by Dennis O'Rourke ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 193 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 Garden of Eden ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 192 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
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 186 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 )
14 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 183 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
Goddess remembered ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes and discusses early goddess-worshiping cultures and the current women's spirituality movement
Wild by law ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member 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
Nobody listened ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the collective experiences of people who were victims of oppression in Castro's Cuba
Broken rainbow ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member 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
 
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English (131)
Spanish (5)
French (1)
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