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Else, Jon 1944-

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Most widely held works by Jon Else
True south : Henry Hampton and Eyes on the prize, the landmark television series that reframed the civil rights movement by Jon Else( Book )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In January 1987, people across America were riveted by a startling new television series about the civil rights era. Moving beyond telegenic black leaders and white politicians, Eyes on the Prize introduced ordinary people--mostly African American, few well known--who risked it all to stand up and fight for their rights and for justice. Henry Hampton and his producers shifted the focus from victimization to strength, from white saviors to black courage. They recovered the lost names and images--Selma and Montgomery, Emmett Till and Little Rock, pickets and fire hoses, ballot boxes and mass meetings. Jon Else was the series producer for Eyes on the Prize, and his compelling book captures the tumultuous creation process behind what became one of the most important TV shows in history. Like Hampton and other key staffers, Else was himself a veteran of the movement, and the book braids together tales from their own experiences as civil rights workers in the South in the 1960s as well as documentary makers in the 1980s. It's a story where many themes cross: the challenges to perfect a new telling of African American history, the complex mechanics of making documentaries, the rise of social justice films, and the politics of television and funding for a controversial topic. Else explains how Hampton was not afraid to show the movement's raw realities: conflicts between secular and religious leaders, the shift toward black power, electoral politics, rebellion, and self-defense. It is all on the screen, and the fight to get it all into the films seemed at times almost as ferocious as the history being depicted. True South honors how this eloquent, plainspoken series changed the way social history is told, taught, and remembered today; the way nonfiction film is made; and the way we think about the legacies of those eventful years."--Jacket
Tupac : resurrection( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the life and career of infamous rapper Tupac Shakur, told entirely in his own words
Cadillac desert( Visual )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cadillac desert relates the story of the epic quest for water and the role it has played in the vast transformation of the American West and many parts of the world
Fire wars( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nova goes on the fire line with a team of elite Hotshots to fight one of the worst fire seasons ever in the American west
Sing faster : the stagehand's ring cycle( Visual )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spirited and comical behind-the-scenes look at Richard Wagner's beloved Ring Cycle. This award-winning film takes audiences inside one of the most spectacular and ambitious operas in history - through the point of view of the stagehands
Inside Guantanamo( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines day-to-day life at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp from the perspective of both the guards and the detainees
The day the universe changed( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series traces the major advances in knowledge in Western civilization since the Greeks, and demonstrates how our view of the world changes as our knowledge develops
Who are the DeBolts? : and where did they get 19 kids?( Visual )

6 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not only do parents Bob and Dorothy have six kids of their own, they have also opened up their hearts and their home to thirteen disadvantage and handicapped children. What results is an amazing mix of diversity. The multi ethnic kids are heroes who belie the typical stereotype of being handicapped. They go to school, do chores, and "hang out" while simultaneously navigating the difficulties of their disabilities
Yosemite : the world's most spectacular valley by David Vassar( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the spectacular, primeval Yosemite of hundred years ago and looks at the contrast of Yosemite today
Wonders are many : the making of Doctor Atomic( Visual )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracks the creation of Peter Sellars' and John Adams' 2005 opera about Robert Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project, while also exploring the complex birth of nuclear weapons with declassified footage of nuclear testing
The Golden honeymoon by Ring Lardner( Visual )

2 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charley Tate (James Whitmore: two-time Academy Award Nominee, and Tony Award Winner) is an old windbag, often a braggart, but somehow always lovable. Married over fifty years to his ever-patient wife Lucy (Teresa Wright - Academy Award winner), the two of them are on their Golden Honeymoon in Florida. Everything goes perfectly ... until Lucy meets her former fiancee who's also vacationing with his wife. Suddenly there's a comic competition between Charley and the old boyfriend for Lucy's attention. After fifty years, cantankerous Charley has to win his girl all over again!
A job at Ford's by PBS Video( Visual )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just before the advent of the Great depression, Henry Ford controlled the most important company in the most important industry in the booming American economy. His offer of high wages in exchange for hard work attracted workers to Detroit, but when Ford hired a private police force to speed up production and spy on employees, it began to come apart. After the depression hit in 1929, these workers faced a new, grim reality as unemployment skyrocketed
Hoover Dam by Margaret J Hendry( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic story of how a ragtag army of workers re-routed the mighty Colorado and erected the 700 foot high dam. More than 100 workers died building the marvel that forever transformed the West
Eyes on the prize : America's civil rights, years 1954 to 1965( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third in a six-part documentary series on the American civil rights movement. This episode chronicles the courage displayed by thousands of young people and college students who joined the ranks of the civil rights movement and gave it new direction. In 1960, lunch counter sit-ins spread across the South, many organized by the new, energetic Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. In 1961, on the Freedom Rides, many young people faced violence and defied death threats as they labored to obliterate segregation in interstate bus travel below the Mason-Dixon Line. The growing movement toward racial equality influenced the 1960 Presidential campaign, and federal rights versus states' rights became an issue
The day after Trinity : J. Robert Oppenheimer and the atomic bomb( )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, focusing on his role in the development of the atomic bomb during World War II
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Else, John

Else, Jon

Else, Jon H. 1944-

Else, Jonathan H. 1944-

Else, Jonathan Holden 1944-

Jon H. Else American documentary filmmaker

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English (102)

Cadillac desertFire warsSing faster : the stagehand's ring cycleWho are the DeBolts? : and where did they get 19 kids?The Golden honeymoon