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Bullfrog Films

Overview
Works: 1,427 works in 3,441 publications in 3 languages and 62,821 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Environmental films  Biography  Biographical films  Educational films  Case studies 
Roles: Distributor, prn, Publisher, pmn, fds, Producer
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Most widely held works about Bullfrog Films
 
Most widely held works by Bullfrog Films
Affluenza( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fascinating look at one of the greatest social maladies of our time: overconsumption and materialism. Hosted by National Public Radio's Scott Simon, the program explores both the comical and sobering aspects of our consumerism and its enormous impact on families, communities and the environment. With the help of historians and archival film, Affluenza reveals the forces that have dramatically transformed us from a nation that prizes thriftiness - with strong beliefs in 'plain living and high thinking' - into the ultimate consumer society"--Container
Blue vinyl( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member 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
Which way home( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un documental que sigue a los menores migrantes no acompañados en su recorrido por México en su intento de llegar a Estados Unidos. Seguimos a los niños como Olga y Freddy, viejos hondureños 9 años, que están tratando de llegar a sus padres en los EE.UU.. Los niños como José, a 10 años de edad, de El Salvador, que ha sido abandonada por los contrabandistas y termina solo en un centro de detención de México, y Kevin, un callejero de 14 años de edad, de Honduras, cuya madre espera que va a llegar a los Estados Unidos
In the light of reverence( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member 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
Thirst by Rod Hardy( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member 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
Semper fi : always faithful( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marine Corps Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger was a devoted Marine for nearly twenty-five years ... As a drill instructor he lived and breathed the 'Corps' and was responsible for indoctrinating thousands of new recruits with its motto Semper Fidelis or 'Always Faithful.' When Jerry's nine-year old daughter Janey died of a rare type of leukemia, his world collapsed. As a grief-stricken father, he struggled for years to make sense of what happened. His search for answers led to a shocking discovery of Marine Corps cover-up of one of the largest water contamination incidents in U.S. history. Semper Fi: Always Faithful follows Jerry's mission to expose the Marine Corps and force them to live up to their motto to the thousands of soldiers and their families exposed to toxic chemicals. His fight reveals a grave injustice at North Carolina's Camp Lejeune and a looming environmental crisis at military sites across the country"--DVD jacket
China blue by Micha X Peled( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in Chinese and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Like no other film before, China Blue is a powerful and poignant journey into the harsh world of sweatshop workers. Shot clandestinely, this is a deep-access account of what both China and the international retailers don't want us to see: how the clothes we buy are actually made. Following a pair of denim jeans from birth to sale, China Blue links the power of the U.S. consumer market to the daily lives of a Chinese factory owner and two teenaged female factory workers. Filmed both in the factory and in the workers' faraway village, this documentary provides a rare, human glimpse at China's rapid transformation into a free market society."--Container
Just eat it : a food waste story( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To help combat the problem of the waste of edible food, filmmakers Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer endeavor to forego grocery shopping and eat only what is discarded during the various steps that food travels from farm to table
Escape from affluenza( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member 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
The ecological footprint : accounting for a small planet( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We can choose to live on a depleted planet or we can choose to live on a rich, biologically diverse, more stable planet' proposes Dr. Mathis Wackernagel, co-creator of the Ecological Footprint. He suggests that an essential step in avoiding depletion is to track ecological assets, allowing us to make more informed choices. In the film, Wackernagel introduces the Ecological Footprint, a resource accounting tool that measures human demand on the Earth. Footprint accounts work like a bank statement, documenting whether we are living within our ecological budget or consuming nature's resources faster than the planet can renew them"--Original cover
The good war and those who refused to fight it( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of World War II conscientious objectors"--Container
Store wars : when Wal-Mart comes to town( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the U.S., Wal-Mart opens a new mega-store every two business days. Explores the impact of discount chain stores on American society and its values, and examines a local democracy in action--how one community reaches a difficult decision. Follows events in Ashland, Va., over a one-year period, from the first stormy public hearing that galvanizes residents' opposition until the Town Council takes a final vote on the proposed Wal-Mart Store. Arguments for the store and against it are articulated and hotly debated. Includes comments from the mayor, Town Council members who will eventually make the decision, Wal-Mart representatives, and citizens who organize to block the store. Intended to offer a critical view of the Big Box industry as a whole, and to present all viewpoints on this controversial issue
Gore Vidal : the United States of amnesia by Gore Vidal( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an unashamedly opinionated film. In Gore Vidal's America, the political coup has already happened. The right have triumphed and the human values of the liberals have been consigned to history. But how did this happen and who organized it? In this film Gore Vidal's acerbic, opinionated and informed approach rips away at the facade of the new America. The film dramatizes Gore's political views and his concern at the present state of American democracy using interviews and historical footage of his famous appearances on television and talk shows over the last fifty years. In the recently filmed interviews Gore examines the course of American history and policy making and draws dramatic conclusions on the fate of the nation in the modern age
The homestretch( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Homestretch follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Each of these smart, ambitious teenagers - Roque, Kasey and Anthony - will surprise, inspire, and challenge audiences to rethink stereotypes of homelessness as they work to complete their education while facing the trauma of being alone and abandoned at an early age. Through haunting images, intimate scenes, and first-person narratives, these teens take us on their journeys of struggle and triumph. As their stories unfold, the film connects us deeply with larger issues of poverty, race, juvenile justice, immigration, foster care, and LGBTQ rights. With unprecedented access into the Chicago Public Schools, The Night Ministry's Crib emergency youth shelter and Teen Living Programs' Belfort House, The Homestretch follows these kids as they move through the milestones of high school while navigating a landscape of couch hopping, emergency shelters, transitional homes, street families and a school system on the front lines of this crisis. A powerful, original perspective on what it means to be young, homeless and building a future in America today"--Container
The mystery of Chaco Canyon( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ever since she discovered the 'Sun Dagger' twenty years ago, Anna Sofaer and a team of researchers have been exploring the enigmas posed by massive prehistoric ruins in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Now a new explanation of the mystery is emerging. For years archaeologists have assumed that Chaco was primarily an ancient trading center. This film shows that it was, instead, a complex ceremonial center, harmonized by extraordinary astronomical alignments of buildings and roads, and elegant light and shadow markings. Aerial and time lapse footage, computer modeling, and interviews with scholars show how the Chacoan culture oriented and located its major buildings in relations to the sun and moon. Contemporary Pueblo Indians, descendants of the Chacoans, speak of the spiritual significance of Chaco's mysteries in their world today."--Back of container insert
Sir! No sir! : a David Zeiger film( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In archival footage and interviews, this film tells the story of an almost forgotten fact of the Vietnam era: the war's most crucial naysayers were soldiers--in the barracks and on the front lines--the GI anti-war movement. Beginning with acts of conscience by individuals, dissatisfaction escalated with the number of conscripts. Courts-martial, destroyed careers, imprisonment in military stockades or federal penitentiaries and desertions were common. There were also pirate radio stations, underground newspapers, a modern "underground railway" that helped soldiers desert and move to Canada, coffeehouses near U.S. bases where opinions shaped and altered by first-hand experiences were shared, and groups organized around every imaginable axis, which led to anti-war sentiment among U.S. troops being recognized at the highest levels in the Pentagon. On one level, this film is a corrective to the rah-rah rhetoric about Vietnam pushed by the right wing, while undermining the popular fiction that opposition to the war came strictly from outside the military, and reversing the 20 year process of erasing the GI Movement from the collective memory of the nation and the world
Homeland : four portraits of Native action by Roberta Grossman( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member 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
Coming to light : Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward S. Curtis was a driven, pioneer photographer who set out in 1900 to document traditional Indian life. He became the most famous photographer of his time and created an enormous body of work. This film tells the dramatic story of Curtis' life, his work, and his changing views of the people he set out to document. Native Americans who are using his photographs for cultural perservation respond to the pictures, tell stories about the people in the photographs and discuss the meaning of the images
After silence( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based a personal story by Dr. Frank Kitamoto of Bainbridge Island, Washington, who was among the first of 110,000 West Coast Japanese Americans forced from their homes
Addicted to plastic by Ian Connacher( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member 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
 
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Alternative Names
Bullfrog (Firm)

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Languages
English (118)

Chinese (8)

Spanish (6)