Most widely held works about Bullfrog Films
Most widely held works by Bullfrog Films
Affluenza ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 767 libraries worldwide
Uses personal stories, expert commentary and old film clips to illustrate the causes and consequences of consumerism in American society.
Blue vinyl ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 643 libraries worldwide
(Producer) Skeptical of her parents' decision to "re-side" their home with vinyl siding (polyvinyl chloride or PVC), Judith Helfand set out with Daniel B. Gold in search of the truth about vinyl.
Thirst ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 463 libraries worldwide
A documentary without narration that explores how water and the ownership and control of water figure into community resistance to corporations rapidly buying up local water supplies. Examines the environmental and human rights issues associated with governments and companies making the world's fresh water supply into a commodity at the expense of local communities. Visits locations in Stockton, California, Bolivia, and India.
In the light of reverence ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 457 libraries worldwide
Across the USA, Native Americans are struggling to protect their sacred places. Religious freedom, so valued in America, is not guaranteed to those who practice land-based religions. This film discusses the struggles of three indigenous communities to protect their sacred sites from rock climbers, tourists, strip-mining, development and New Age religious practitioners.
Escape from affluenza ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
Taking off where the documentary Affluenza ends, this television production shows ways individuals are combating consumerism and 'affluenza', including the voluntary simplicity movement. Hosted by Wanda Urbanska, co-author of Simple living.
Which way home ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 384 libraries worldwide
A feature documentary that follows unaccompanied child migrants on their journey through Mexico as they try to reach the United States. We follow children like Olga and Freddy, 9-year old Hondurans, who are trying to reach their parents in the US. Children like Jose, a 10-year old El Salvadoran, who has been abandoned by smugglers and ends up alone in a Mexican detention center, and Kevin, a streetwise 14-year- old Honduran, whose mother hopes that he will reach the US.
China blue ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in Chinese and held by 349 libraries worldwide
This documentary visits a Chinese blue-jean factory, where workers are trying to survive a harsh working environment. But when the factory owner agrees to a deal with his Western client that forces his teenage workers to work around the clock, a confrontation becomes inevitable.
Oil on ice ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
A documentary connecting the fate of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to decisions America makes about energy policy, transportation choices, and other seemingly unrelated matters. Caught in the balance are the culture and livelihood of the Gwich'in people and the migratory wildlife in this fragile ecosystem. Discusses the conflict between the oil industry and environmentalists over the future of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
The mystery of Chaco Canyon ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
An examination of the prehistoric remains found in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, which functioned as "a complex ceremonial center, harmonized by extraordinary astronomical alignments of buildings and roads, and elegant light and shadow markings."--Container.
Coming to light Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
The dramatic story of Edward S. Curtis' life, his work, including his monumental photographic output, and his changing views of the people he set out to document. This video includes Native Americans in the discussion of Curtis' images.
Homeland four portraits of Native action ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of four battles in which Native American activists are fighting to preserve their land and culture. Gail Small leads the fight to protect the Cheyenne homeland in Montana from proposed methane gas wells that threaten to pollute the water and make the land unsuitable for farming or ranching. In Alaska, Evon Peter is fighting against efforts to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Mitchell and Rita Capitan have founded an organization of Eastern Navajo people in New Mexico, whose drinking water is threatened by proposed uranium mining. In Maine, Barry Dana is battling state government and the paper companies that have left his people unable to fish or swim in or harvest medicinal plants from the river on which they've depended for 10,000 years.
Subdivide and conquer a modern western ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
In the West urban sprawl is gobbling up the land. What makes it more shocking in the West is that it assaults our national myths about the frontier, its wide-open spaces and unique landscapes. After examining the causes of sprawl and its effects on the sense of community and the environment, the film suggests remedies, and shows examples of sound public policy and good land use planning.
King corn ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Curt Ellis and Ian Cheney are best friends and ecological activists who met at Yale and learned that their great-grandfathers were from the same small town, Greene, Iowa. Their existential shock at learning that their "...generation was at risk of having a shorter life span than our parents, and it was because of what we ate" prompts a return to their ancestral home--a farming town of just over 1000 people--to spend a year planting and harvesting an acre of corn. In the course of playing their minuscule part in the burgeoning corn industry, they learn about government subsidies, ammonia fertilizer, massively increased yields, and how the system favors mass production over small family farms. There is also the ubiquity of corn in food, from corn-fed beef to high-fructose syrup that sweetens sodas and other products. The film is a helpful tutorial on American corn production past and present, and an eminently watchable inquiry into the politics of food and public health.
Who's counting? Marilyn Waring on sex, lies & global economics ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
Waring challenges the myths of objective economic policy by asking the question, "Why isn't the unpaid work of women counted in the gross domestic product?" She uses as an example, the women in the Philippines. She also raises the issue as to why there is no negative costs in the national accounts for damage to the environment?
When abortion was illegal untold stories ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
Presents the stories of women who had illegal abortions from 1930 to 1960, along with comments of doctors and others who helped them deal with later trauma.
Addicted to plastic ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Documentary encompasses three years of filming in 12 countries on five continents as it details plastic's path over the last 100 years and the effects it has had on the environment. Discusses solutions to issues such as recycling, toxicity, and biodegradability as well as marine debris.
The motherhood manifesto ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
"Moving personal stories combined with humorous animation, expert commentary and hilarious old film clips tell the tale of what happens to working mothers and families in America. See how enlightened employers and public policy can make paid family leave, flexible working hours, part-time parity, universal health care, excellent childcare, after-school programs and realistic living wages a reality for American families"--Container.
The good war and those who refused to fight it ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
"The story of World War II conscientious objectors"--Container.
Save our land, save our towns ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
Explores how America can save its cities, towns, and countryside and enhance the quality of life for all. Americans are frustrated with traffic congestion, angry about the loss of open space, and perplexed by the decline of America's cities. Many think sprawl is inevitable, but it's not. Filmed in Pennsylvania, England, Oregon and North Carolina, this program shows how America's towns can be rebuilt and its countryside preserved from strip malls and subdivisions.
OWL/TV. [program 15 ( Visual )
77 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Children will enjoy OWL/TV and its imaginative approach to a range of subjects including animals, science experiments, our bodies, the future, and especially how kids can have an impact on their own environment.
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