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Landmark Films

Overview
Works: 1,182 works in 1,777 publications in 1 language and 12,526 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  History  Interviews  Biographical films  Internet videos  Short films  Biographies  Drama 
Roles: Producer, Publisher, Distributor
Classifications: LD4191.O72, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Landmark Films
Nightfighters( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 332nd Fighter Group has a unique place in the annals of WWII air force fighter groups. The group was completely Black. It confounded the expectations and prejudices held by white Americans in the 1930s and 1940s. The group excelled as pilots and became a crack unit, accomplishing goals others couldn't
Africa before the Europeans, 100-1500( Visual )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the civilizations and empires of Africa before the arrival of the Europeans. Tells how the Bantu people left their homeland in the Cameroons and displaced the people in the south
Kent State : the day the war came home by David Mucci( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program looks back on the reasons for the violent attack on the anti-war student demonstrators. Shows the build-up of the protest against the Vietnam War, especially by the youth of the country and the Black Panthers, and follows the stories of the four students who were killed by National Guardsmen on the Ohio college campus in 1970
A decisive moment by Henri Cartier-Bresson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video features the often dramatic climaxes of American presidential elections since 1948. One question often asked by people with an interest in politics is whether US presidential elections always have a Decisive Moment, a statement, a mistake, or an event that decides the race and puts one of the two candidates into the most powerful office in the world. This video analyzes all of the presidential political campaigns from Harry S. Truman through George H.W. Bush and demonstrates the Decisive Moment that either won or lost the presidential election for the candidates. By using archival footage and visits to museums and libraries founded by every single president since World War II, this unique program tries to find the answer
Dervishes, lovers of God( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the Dervishes and the dance they have created called the Sama. Tells how these Muslim monks seek complete union with God as they transfix their bodies to reach mystic ecstacy
Shiites, followers of Ali by Nicole Saey( Visual )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first dissidence within Islam, Shiism had been opposed to the authority of the Sunni caliphs and more generally to power of any kind"--Original container
Peace and Conflict Resolution( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the sources of many post-WWII conflicts and looks at the endeavors being made to resolve them
Signs of the times : the history of writing( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the evolution of communication. From hieroglyphics and cuneiform came the first alphabets of Egypt, Phoenicia, and Greece, reflecting their world and its values. A thousand years later Gutenberg's printing press and its diffusion of ideas set the stage for the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Age of Revolutions. The impact of technology --printing, typewriters, computers, global networking-- preceded a digital revolution and the explosion of personal computers and the World Wide Web. Shows our world as it was, is now, and will be
The Renaissance : when the world was reborn( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happened in Europe at the time of the Renaissance and how has it influenced modern man? This historical documentary takes us back to one of history's most intriguing and crucial chapters in Europe's history when doors opened to whole new worlds; when man explored the stars, and traveled to the ends of the Earth. The geniuses of the Renaissance created a completely new understanding of the world and of mankind. This film tells the story of how it unfolds, and how the ideas came to affect the lives of Europeans
The making of the Euro( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

January 2001 will see the introduction of the Euro in 12 of the 15 member states of the European Union. Will it be safe? This documentary covers all aspects of that question
The age of performance( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From corporations to athletics to animal husbandry, our society is is permeated with the drive toward ever increasing productivity and efficiency. The push to expand human potential begins in early childhood programs such as that of the Better Baby Institute. This "success at any cost" ethic has medical and social costs such as stress-related disorders in adults and children alike and unemployment for those who lack the skills or will to compete
Virginia Woolf, novelist, 1882-1941 by Peter Hort( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the childhood, early years at Bloomsbury, marriage, and literary career of Virginia Woolf, using photographs and scenes associated with her life
Tolerance : dedicated to Mawlana Jalal-Al- Din Rumi( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mawlana-Jalal-Al-Din-Rum emererged in the 13th century as an apostle of tolerance long before the development of Renaissance humanism and many centuries prior to the European enlightenment. His was a light of spirituality thrusting from the darkness of the medieval age towards a new type of humanism. His teaching encompassed the ideas of tolerange, urging human beings to respect each others' faiths, ideals, oreientations, cultural values, and developing the ability to get along despite divisions in nationality and religion"--Container label
Search for destiny( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Middle East region at the beginning of the twentieth century was dominated by the Ottoman Empire. World War I and the demise of the Ottoman Empire brought huge changes to the region. This segment outlines some of those changes and the consequences
Sunnis and the prohibited Mecca( Visual )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the Sunnis of Arabia, the guardians of orthodoxy and of the Kaaba. Describes the rites of hadj where 2 million pilgrims descend upon Mecca for several days
Mark Twain, American writer, 1835-1910( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawings, photographic stills and portraits recount Twain's life from his birth to his literary success, fame and death
1945 : the year that changed the world( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the last year of World War II, Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin each sought to impose his conception of the post-war world on the others. The US wanted to convert the world to its blend of democracy and capitalism; Britain sought to re-impose the pre-war colonial system and stem the tide of communism; the USSR sought to create as wide a zone of protection and dominion as possible. This series documents the actions and attitudes, the deceptions and double-dealings as the leaders struggled for control, setting the stage for the Cold War that followed
Building a nation( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mahfoud Bennoune analyses the problems faced by Arabs as they constructed new solutions open to them. Film traces the history of Algeria since it gained its independence in 1962
Samuel Johnson, writer, 1709-1784( Visual )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life and literary career of Samuel Johnson, using contemporary drawings, portraits, and views of places associated with his life
A secret order, the Druzes( Visual )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the theology of the Druze, an offshoot of the Shiite Moslems, and the most secret sect of Islam. Shows a marriage ceremony and the unique situation of the Druze residing in Israel
 
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