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WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.). Television Laboratory

Works: 96 works in 199 publications in 2 languages and 3,280 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Biographical films  Political films  History  Experimental films  Interviews  Drama 
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Most widely held works by WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.).
Vernon, Florida by Errol Morris( Visual )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Errol Morris changed the face of documentary filmmaking in the US. Here he travels to a languorous southern backwater and meets a handful of fascinating folks; a determined turkey hunter, a curious minister, and a laconic policeman, engaged in individualistic, sometimes absurd pursuits
The times of Harvey Milk by Robert P Epstein( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member 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
The Shakers : hands to work, hearts to God by Ken Burns( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revealing and poignant film by Ken Burns portrays 200 years of Shaker life in America, guided by the recollections of the three surviving members of the faith, along with a wealth of archival material from over 40 collections. Explore every aspect of this strange and noble sect that produced some of the greatest architecture and furniture in American history
Hungry for Profit by Richter Productions( Visual )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member 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
America and Lewis Hine by Nina Rosenblum( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the life of America's pioneer social photographer, Lewis Hine, who recorded the waves of immigration around the turn of the century. Using historical photographs and footage, follows the development of industrial America during the first three decades of the 20th century, from the sweatshops of New York's Lower East Side to the mines, mills, and factories across America
Hatsu Yume = First dream by Bill Viola( Visual )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Japanese consider the first dream (hatsu yume) of the new year, to be especially portentous. Bill Viola is a video artist concerned with the mystical aspects of physics and optical transformations. Here he 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. "A spiritual allegory equating light and dark with life and death. It was produced in Japan while Viola was artist-in-residence at the Sony Corporation. There are two interwovern themes: the dark water world of fish and Buddhist rituals invoking the souls of dead ancestors. It is a work of extravagant pictorial beauty, at once ominous, majestic, spiritual and mystical."--Contemporary Arts Media
The police tapes by Alan Raymond( Visual )

3 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member 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
Bill Viola : selected works by Bill Viola( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of video art represents Bill Viola's four most acclaimed videotapes
Becoming American( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member 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
Martha Clarke : light & dark, a dancer's journal by Joyce Chopra( Visual )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the process of producing art through dance by portraying artist Martha Clarke as she creates an evening of original theatrical dance
Global groove by Nam June Paik( Visual )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member 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
No maps on my taps : the art of jazz tap dancing by George T Nierenberg( Visual )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers unique insight into jazz tap dancing as an indigenous art form. Veteran jazz tap dancing stars, including Bunny Briggs, Chuck Green and Sandman Sims, reminisce about their art and careers
Pesticides and pills : for export only( Visual )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 51 WorldCat member 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
The lathe of heaven( Visual )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member 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
For export only : pesticides( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member 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 last Pullman car( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the closing of the Pullman-Standard Passenger Car Works in Chicago, the last factory in America to manufacture subway and railroad passenger cars, and the long fight by the United Steel Workers Local 1834 of Chicago to try to prevent that closing. Incidental to that struggle the film surveys the history of industrial unionization in America, particularly the history of the United Steelworkers of America. Also covered are the rise of multi-national conglomerates and the phenomena of corporate take overs and mergers
Dancing with the camera( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This documentary, made in 1982 and written by Sally Banes and Noel Carroll, explores the roots of Cinedance by looking at works from a variety of trailblazers...Starting by defining dance for the camera, [the film] expands to show the relationship between choreographic processes in dance and editing processes in film." --
The early years, 1600-1930( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member 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
Living Los Sures( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compilation of five documentary films in the Southside Shorts documentary film series that are part of the Living Los Sures project about the southside of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and producted at UnionDocs, Center for Documentary Art. The Living Los Sures project includes a collection of 40 short films, an interactive documentary, 89 steps, and the cinematic people's history film Shot by shot that are accessible on the project's website ( DVD also includes four short segments (For sale in Los Sures) and a restored version of the documentary film Los Sures, originally produced in 1984. The documentary Los Sures examines the lives of five residents dwelling in one of New York City's poorest neighborhoods, the primarily Hispanic community of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, also known as Los Sures
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The Shakers : hands to work, hearts to God
America and Lewis Hine