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Bullfrog Films

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Works: 1,418 works in 2,785 publications in 3 languages and 50,403 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Biography  Portraits  Personal narratives  Film adaptations  Interviews 
Roles: Distributor, pmn
Classifications: HD9049.C8, 633.150973
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Most widely held works by Bullfrog Films
Affluenza ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 891 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
In the light of reverence ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 572 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
Blue vinyl ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 566 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 )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 541 WorldCat member 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
Thirst ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 507 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 )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 497 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
Escape from affluenza ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 439 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
China blue by Micha X Peled ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in Chinese and held by 406 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
Store wars when Wal-Mart comes to town ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Store Wars follows the one-year conflict that polarizes Ashland, Virginia, population 7,200, when Wal-Mart decides it wants to build a megastore there. The ensuing debate pits neighbor against neighbor in a battle as protracted and bitter as those fought in the Old West between ranchers and farmers over land-use issues. The struggle between conflicting versions of the American dream has on one side those who want to preserve their seemingly idyllic small-town way of life versus those who believe in the positive economic benefits Wal-Mart promises. This truly American story is about the right of a community to determine its own future: Which values are most important? Who gets to decide?
The mystery of Chaco Canyon ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 305 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
Coming to light Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member 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
The good war and those who refused to fight it ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The story of World War II conscientious objectors"--Original container
Oil on ice ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member 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
Homeland four portraits of Native action ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 277 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
Boys will be men ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores growing up male in America and suggests ways to help guide the journey to adulthood
Addicted to plastic by Ian Connacher ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 258 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
After silence ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 253 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
Who's counting? Marilyn Waring on sex, lies & global economics by Marilyn Waring ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member 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?
Subdivide and conquer a modern western ( Visual )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the West urban sprawl is gobbling up the land. 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 by Aaron Woolf ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member 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
 
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English (89)
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