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Burroughs, Jim

Overview
Works: 54 works in 110 publications in 1 language and 2,597 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Comedy films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Exhibition catalogs  Nonfiction television programs  Romance films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Performer, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Jim Burroughs
 
Most widely held works by Jim Burroughs
Cuba : in the shadow of doubt by Jim Burroughs( Visual )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed on location at La Plata, Castro s former guerrilla headquarters- the first time any foreign film crew had been permitted there - the documentary examines the origins of Castro s revolution, and its ultimate successes and failures. It places U.S.-Cuban relations within the context of history, dating back to the Spanish-American War in 1898. The documentary goes on to paint a canvas of everyday Cuban life. It contrasts the successes of Cuba - medical care, education and housing - with the often repressive political measures implemented by the Castro government. We hear from Cuban artists, State Department officials, exiled writers, and Fidel Castro himself. We visit the Psychiatric Hospital, the Women's Prison, and a library to see what books are available. This film does full justice to its complex subject. It is neither a rationale for Communist Cuba nor a political tool for Cuban exiles. It will interest audiences of all political persuasions
Water wars( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents serious water issues the world and all of humanity are facing. Includes: the devastating floods and droughts in Bangladesh, the sea overtaking the dams in Holland, the Tsunami in southeast Asia, and the massive hurricane that destroyed the city of New Orleans. Can the global community work together to deal with impeding calamities and perhaps avert a world catastrophe before it is too late?
Shadow of Afghanistan by Jim Burroughs( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history of Afghanistan from the late 1950s to the American invasion following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks
Costa Rica : child of the wind by Jim Burroughs( Visual )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In war-torn Central America there is a country with no dictator and no army, a country at peace with itself and its neighbors. It is the oldest democracy in Latin America. This film explores the history of Costa Rica and the reasons it has been able to exist as a neutral country firmly committed to social welfare and free elections. Costa Ricans live without an army, preferring to invest their resources in hospitals and schools rather than machine guns and tanks. The film explores the issue of Costa Rica's neutrality in the face of its dependence on U.S. aid
La Belle epoque 1890-1914( Visual )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses the costume exhibit of the same name held at New York City's Costume Institute, Dec. 6, 1982 through Sept. 4, 1983, as a springboard to journey back to the splendor and rebelliousness of the pre-World War I years
Cuba : the 40 years war( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfredo Duran, Mario Cabello, Roberto Carballo, Jose Luis Hernandez and Luis Tornez, members of Brigade 2506, return to Cuba for the conference "Bay of Pigs, 40 Years After" which was sponsored by the University of Havana and the National Security Archives. Their mission was one of peace, friendship and healing
Reptiles ; Amphibians ; Birds( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the physical characteristics and behavior of common reptiles, amphibians, and birds
The lost world of the Maya( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the Lacandron sect, the descendants of the great Mayan culture
Spirits of the Amazon( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim Burroughs and anthropologist Roxanne Kremer take you on a journey to the headwaters of the Amazon in Peru to see shamans and healers whose ancient sacred rites summon Amazon spirits for healing and guidance
Man-eaters of Tsavo( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary revisits the account by Colonel John Patterson of two murderous lions. The movie "The Ghost and the Darkness" was based on this true story
The Eighteenth century woman( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Eighteenth Century represented a period of advances for women at the highest level of society, though often at the expense of the poverty-bound populace. Her inroads into the worlds of power and influence is profiled in The Eighteenth Century Woman
Against wind and tide, a Cuban odyssey( Visual )

5 editions published between 1971 and 1982 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the dramatic events surrounding the 1980 Cuban boatlift, and follows a year in the life of the refugees
Way of the Warrior by Clyde Kusatsu( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Kingi takes you on a "vision-quest" to his people's ancient homeland near Sedona, Arizona
The roof of Africa( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrated East African guide and mountaineer Iain Allan leads an expedition up Mt. Kenya, to the "roof of Africa," following in the footsteps of Meru holy men who come to pray for the world. Mt. Kenya, Africa's most beautiful mountain and its second highest, is sacred to both the Meru and the Kikuyu peoples, who believe that God, Ngai, lives on its remote snow-covered peaks
Lost world of the Inca( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim Burroughs and Jack Trockmorton take you on a journey to the awesome world of th ancient Incas in the Andes Region (Bolivia). It reveals one of the most impressive civilizations ever known, and shows how they achieved their stunning century of success
Costa Rica : child in the wind( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the issue of Costa Rica's neutrality in the face of its dependence on U.S. aid. Examines the history of Costa Rica and the reasons it has been able to exist as a neutral country committed to social welfare and free elections
Healers and rituals of the primitive world( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim Burroughs takes you on a journey to Peru, Bolivia, Kenya, South Africa, Indonesia, and New Guinea to see shamans and healers who perform ancient sacred rites on behalf of their people
Last of the stone agers( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famed French explorer Herve de Maigret, whose first expedition to New Guinea resulted in the documentary "The sky above, the mud below," returns to this twilight world thirty years after he first made contact with the cannibal tribes in the remote mountain regions. Now de Maigret returns and hopes to gain a final glimpse into the meaning behind primitive practices before they disappear from the modern world
Songs of rebellion( Recording )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blood on the lens : a filmmaker's quest for truth in Afghanistan by Jim Burroughs( Book )

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

A personal journey from naiveté to awareness in an ancient land of stark beauty and wartime devastation
 
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