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Landmark Films

Overview
Works: 1,230 works in 1,749 publications in 1 language and 12,405 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Biography  Interviews  Biographical films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Educational television programs  Folklore 
Roles: Producer, Publisher, Distributor
Classifications: LD4191.O72, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Landmark Films
Africa before the Europeans, 100-1500( Visual )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 210 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
Nightfighters( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 194 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
Kent State : the day the war came home by Chris ; David Mucci Triffo( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program looks back on the reasons for the violent attack on anti-Vietnam-war student demonstrators on the Kent State University campus in 1970. 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. Includes interviews with former students who witnessed the events including a wounded student-activist, a now paralyzed student, a former National Guardsman, and a sociology professor
A decisive moment( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 168 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 161 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
Peace and Conflict Resolution( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 147 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 120 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 making of the Euro( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 112 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 Renaissance : when the world was reborn( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 112 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
Search for destiny( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 110 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
Shiites, followers of Ali( Visual )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 106 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
Myths & taboos( Visual )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses why beliefs vary on what is good and what is bad to eat
Tolerance : dedicated to Mawlana Jalal-Al- Din Rumi( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 99 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 tolerance, urging human beings to respect others' faiths, ideals, orientations, cultural values, and developing the ability to get along despite divisions in nationality and religion"--Container label
Virginia Woolf : novelist 1882-1941 by Peter Hort( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 98 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
Mark Twain, American writer, 1835-1910( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawings, photographic stills and portraits recount Twain's life from his birth to his literary success, fame and death
Sunnis and the prohibited Mecca( Visual )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 94 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
Samuel Johnson, writer, 1709-1784( Visual )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 92 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
Singapore( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores Singapore, a city-nation of 2.7 million people, and the reasons for its phenomenal success. Discusses Singapore's lack of natural resources, its limited domestic market, and the resulting openness of the country to foreign technology, capital, and professionals. Discusses how government puts a strict emphasis on unity, education, and a business-like atmosphere. Shows how this multi-ethnic community stresses coexistence. Covers the tourism appeal of the country
A secret order, the Druzes( Visual )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 89 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
The age of performance( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From corporations to athletics to animal husbandry, our society 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. Award-winning documentary from Quebec
 
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