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Direct Cinema Ltd

Works: 634 works in 1,478 publications in 3 languages and 15,949 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Biography  Personal narratives  Documentary television programs  Historical films  Interviews  Nonfiction television programs  Drama 
Roles: Assignee, Distributor, Producer, prn, Publisher, pre
Classifications: D810.W7, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Direct Cinema Ltd
Most widely held works by Direct Cinema Ltd
Free Angela, and all political prisoners( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 431 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 by Norman Rockwell( Visual )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five women reminisce about their jobs and working conditions during World War II
The social life of small urban spaces by William Hollingsworth Whyte( Visual )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 366 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 360 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
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 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1977, the darkest year of the military dictatorship in Argentina, fourteen ordinary women began to march. They risked their lives, defying the law prohibiting public meetings, by marching before the Presidential palace in Buenos Aires, in the Plaza de Mayo, demanding to know the whereabouts of their missing children. These middle-aged and elderly women, without formal political education, sparked both an Argentinian national movement and an international campaign for the release of all "disappeared" persons
Number our days by Barbara G Myerhoff( Visual )

10 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and held by 298 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 287 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
The man who planted trees a tribute to the extraordinary animator Frédéric Back by Jean Giono( Visual )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and French and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautifully animated parable about how the power of determination can turn a desert into an oasis
The Burning times( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 210 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
Cannibal tours by Dennis O'Rourke( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 208 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 by Ernest Hemingway( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 179 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
In her own time( Visual )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 179 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
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 176 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
One survivor remembers by Gerda Weissmann Klein( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 175 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. Also includes Gerda Klein's Academy Award acceptance speech
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 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
The famine within by Katherine Gilday( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 170 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
Vietnam requiem( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 163 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
Nobody listened( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the collective experiences of people who were victims of oppression in Castro's Cuba
Degrassi jr high( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of entertaining and provocative short stories dealing with teenagers personal and social concerns such as sexuality, drugs, drinking, peer pressure, and the implications of breaking laws; each episode poses moral and ethical questions
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The Burning times
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Nobody listened