WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.). Television Laboratory
Most widely held works about WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.).
Most widely held works by WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.).
The Shakers hands to work, hearts to God ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 589 libraries worldwide
Called Shakers due to their ecstatic dancing, this religious group practiced pacifism, feminism, freedom from prejudice, natural health, and celibacy. They were the most enduring religious experiment in American history and are remembered today for their life of simplicity and their furniture.
Vernon, Florida ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 468 libraries worldwide
Fire up the pickup and head down to this bizarre backwater town with Errol Morris, as he presents a pastiche of fascinating interviews with the weird and wonderful people of Vernon, Florida.
America and Lewis Hine ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 320 libraries worldwide
Using historical photographs and footage, follows America's pioneer industrial photographer on his odyssey through the mines, mills, and factories of America in the first half of the twentieth century.
Hungry for profit ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
A documentary showing how agribusiness has created large, mechanized plantations out of small, peasant farms which grow profitable export crops despite local food needs. Tells how this situation actually increases the amount of hunger for some of the Third World.
The times of Harvey Milk ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
This documentary examines the political life of the self-proclaimed "Mayor Of Castro Street," N.Y. stockbroker turned San Francisco activist Harvey Milk, the first openly gay politician elected to public office in California. Milk was elected to a City Supervisor position in the '70s, when a successful gay politician was an anomaly, but Milk made the most of his brief time in power. When Dan White killed Milk and Mayor George Moscone, the loss experienced by Milk's supporters was profound. White robbed the gay-rights movement of a charismatic leader and eloquent voice, but he accidentally gave it something a smart political operative like Milk would surely have appreciated the power and value of: a bona fide martyr.
Hatsu Yume First dream ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
The Japanese consider the first dream (hatsu yume) of the new year, to be especially portentous. Bill Viola, concerned with the mystical aspects of physics and optical transformations, plays with perspective and time, making connections between the flow of light and the flow of water. He shows us the cycle of a day that begins in light and ends in light illuminating the darkness, a cycle that metaphorically symbolizes the cycle of time and creation.
The police tapes ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
A stunning combination of on-the-spot observation and perceptive social commentary, this film chronicles the activities of the officers in a police precinct in what statistically was America's highest crime area in 1976-the South Bronx in New York City. The neighborhood was in the process of self-destructing, and was a prime breeding ground for crime as social structures dissolved in crisis. Filmed with available light on a minimum budget, it allows viewers a maximum understanding of the dilemmas affecting police officers and residents alike during a particularly tumultuous period in the nation's recent history.
Martha Clarke light & dark : a dancer's journal by Joyce Chopra ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
Shows the process of producing art through dance by portraying artist Martha Clarke as she creates an evening of original theatrical dance.
No maps on my taps ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Veteran jazz tap dancing stars, including Bunny Briggs, Chuck Green, and Sandman Sims, reminisce about their art and careers in documenting another disappearing art cultured in Black America. Includes scenes of street corner challenge dancing and stills from the 1930s of legendary figures from tap dancing's heyday.
The lathe of heaven ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Set in Portland, Oregon, in the near future, The Lathe of Heaven stars Bruce Davison as George Orr, who has a dream problem. His dreams not only come true, but they change reality back to the Stone Age.
Bill Viola, selected works ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
This collection of video art represents four of Bill Viola's most acclaimed videorecordings. Each is structured around a solitary movement, moment or phenomenon through which Viola explores the nature of video, the categories of perception, the cognitive and spiritual inner life of the witness.
Pesticides and pills for export only ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Documents the fact that large chemical and pharmaceutical companies sell to underdeveloped countries pesticides and pills banned from use in the United States and Europe.
Global groove ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Paik's classic 1973 video collage of live action and various types of video art with the theme of music as a non-verbal communication medium.
Becoming American ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Follows a Southeast Asian Hmong family during a nine-month period as they travel from a refugee camp in Thailand to Seattle. Records their months of intense culture shock, prejudice, and gradual adaptation to their new American home.
For export only pesticides ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Deals with pesticides produced but banned or severely restricted in western nations, which are sold to Third World countries. Discusses the often deadly side-effects on both humans and the ecology. Uses manufactures of Mobil, Shell, Dow, and other American, French, West German, and British companies as examples.
The Depression years, 1930-1940 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Explores Harlem's ethnic heritages, looking at the area's development against the background of the Depression. Uses rare film footage, still photographs, and interviews to examine the effect of the Work Progress Administration movement, the numbers' game ritual, and the heroic reputation of such figures as boxer Joe Louis.
Making television dance ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
An exploration of the relationship between the complex technology of television and the realm of dance. Highlights a new work entitled Country dances/Happily ever after, featuring Twyla Tharp, Tom Rawe, Jennifer Way, Shelley Washington, and Christine Uchida. In this work, which was choreographed especially for television, the camera is treated as a collaborative partner rather than as a simple observer. Also shows Twyla Tharp and Mikhail Baryshnikov rehearsing a work entitled Once more Frank, and the short dances/television collaborations made at WNET/13.
The early years, 1600-1930 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Looks at Harlem's early days, first as a native American fishing village, then as a Dutch farming community and an English colony. Traces the community's growth as a wealthy New York City suburb and finally as a burgeoning black neighborhood. Uses rare film footage, still photographs, and interviews to discuss the 369th Infantry's return home after World War I, the nationalist Marcus Garvey movement, and the Harlem renaissance of the 1920's.
Toward a new day 1965-1980 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Charts Harlem's decline, rebirth, and attempts at redevelopment; the influence and stability of its churches; and some predictions for the future from its famous as well as its obscure citizens.
Toward freedom, 1940-1965 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Examines Harlem's politics of protest along with some of its noted political leaders including Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Uses newsreel footage, still photographs, and interviews to explore the effects of World War II, the emergence of uptown gangs, and the community's social growth in the 1960's.
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