Most widely held works by Zvi Dor-Ner
Columbus and the age of discovery by Zvi Dor-Ner ( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and German and held by 2,236 libraries worldwide
An illustrated companion volume to the PBS series looks at the social, political, and intellectual history of Christopher Columbus, exploring the voyages and present-day repercussions.
The 50 years war Israel and the Arabs ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 971 libraries worldwide
Begins with the 1947 UN decision to partition Palestine and continues to current day (1998). The film includes interviews and news clips of heads of state and other military and intelligence leaders. Traces history of Palestinian Liberation Organization.
Six days in June the war that redefined the Middle East ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 478 libraries worldwide
Although the fighting lasted for only six days in June of 1967, the effects of the Six Day War are still apparent today. On its 40th anniversary, the region remains trapped in conflict and is every bit as explosive as it was then. For Israel, the 1967 war was a military success. But it also redrew the map of the Middle East and mired the region in a never-ending cycle of occupation, terrorism and reprisal. The Six Day War forever changed the politics of the Middle East by helping to destroy the secular basis of Pan-Arab nationalism and transform secular Zionism. It gave rise to a Palestinian nationalist movement and helped unleash the fury of fundamentalism. Shot on location in Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Moscow and Washington, this powerful film takes us through the weeks that preceded the war, its six days of fighting and its aftermath that still lingers today.
Magnificent voyage of Christopher Columbus ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
Recounts the history and epic adventure of Columbus' first Atlantic crossing, as a modern-day crew retraces Columbus' course, sailing replicas of his fleet.
American experience. The bombing of Germany ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
During World War II, bent on conquest, the German strategies became completely amoral, challenging and perhaps ending the concept of 'civilized warfare.' Through interviews with veterans, historians and ethicists from all the countries engaged in World War II, this American Experience film recounts the story of the Anglo-American bombing campaign against Germany, exploring the moral conundrums imposed by the reality of the war.
Columbus and the age of discovery ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Japanese and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Chronicles Columbus's extraordinary journey and legacy as it relives Columbus's daring and dangerous voyages and their momentous repercussions for both the Old World and the New. Commemorates the quincentennial of his discovery of America.
People's century ( Visual )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
A socio-political history of the 20th century described by some of the people who lived through the events which archival film illustrates.
On the line, 1924 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
When Henry Ford's Model T rolls onto the scene in 1908, it is inconceivable that it will ever be anything more than a plaything for the wealthy. But mass production and later, Ford's moving assembly line, allowed manufactureres to produce goods at affordable prices that made them accessible to a new mass market. This film follows the acceleration of mass production, from the days of master craftsmen to the pressures and benefits of assembly-line work to the growing strength of "people power" as labor and management struggle to divide the fruits of increased productivity.
Finest hour the Battle of Britain ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Account of one of the most critical periods of World War II. In the spring of 1940, Holland, Belgium, and France fell to Hitler's army. The Soviet Union was Germany's ally, and the United States stood on the sidelines. At this time of peril, it was Britain alone that faced the Nazi army. Thanks to Britain's two great assets: its indomitable leader, Winston Churchill, and the courage and resilience of its people--ordinary citizens who accomplished extraordinary things, a nation's darkest hour became its finest. Through months of intense air bombardment, including the "Blitz" of London, and under permanent threat of invasion, the British people exemplified heroism under fire. The peoples of occupied Europe, and those of the United States, came to see that resistance to Hitler was indeed possible. This two-part documentary focuses on both the personal experiences of men and women who were on the front lines, and the political intrigue behind the scenes--especially Churchill's relations with U.S. President.
Freedom now, 1947 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
In 1947, 160 years of British rule came to an end as India became the world's largest democracy, inspiring the fight for freedom on another continent. This film talks with the people who witnessed and participated in the struggle for independence in India and Africa. While Mohandas Gandhi showed the world how the masses could successfully defy their imperial masters, his example spurred others on: European empires in Africa and Asia began to crumble, and in short order, Ghana, Kenya, Algeria, Mozambique, and dozens more would win their freedom.
Total war, 1939 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
The Second World War was the first modern conflict in which millions more civilians died than soldiers. In this film, eyewitnesses from Britain, Germany, Russia, Korea, Japan and the United States tell the story of the civilians who suffered and died. Residents of Plymouth, Tokyo, and Hamburg remember the air raids; Russian peasants recall the siege of Leningrad; Japanese soldiers and Korean slave-laborers describe the brutality of war in Asia.
Skin Deep, 1960 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Skin deep combines rare archival film footage, thought-provoking interviews and first-person accounts to offer a vivid picture of the struggle for racial equality in both America and South Africa.
Apollo 13 to the edge and back ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
This Emmy-nominated documentary uses interviews, archival footage, and computer animation to chronicle the heroism of the Apollo 13 astronauts after a near-disastrous explosion during their 1970 space flight.
Half the people, 1970 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
By the late 1960's, women challenged every facet of male dominance in American society, uniting for the goal of equal rights. This episode relates how women broke down barriers to govern nations, lead corporations and confront the abortion issue.
Lost peace, 1919 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
After the First World War a whole generation was traumatized by the horror war and vowed that war would be a thing of the past. This film revists the popular hopes and experiences in the years following World War I--and the looming threat of a new nationalism. Despite Woodrow Wilson's promise of a "people's peace", defeated nations were resentful and unreconciled. As fascism and militarism spread, worldwide pacifist movements fought an increasingly unsuccessful rearguard action to preserve the dream of peace.
Breadline, 1929 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
The 1920s found Americans enjoying the fruits of a new prosperity in a post-war boom. Then, in 1929, the New York Stock Exchange crashed; banks failed and industry withered. From Europe and the United States to Latin America and Asia, the Great Depression shattered economies and communities worldwide. In this film the people who were there remember the blow as workers from the United States, Chile, Britain, Belgium and Scandinavia recall the hungry 1930s.
Killing fields, 1914 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
In August 1914, the people of Europe were swept into the first of the wars that would make this century the bloodiest ever. Seventy million soldiers from more than twenty countries marched off to do their duty. In this film soldiers from all sides give a personal account of the trenches and the tactics--and the terrible nature and scale of the slaughter that shattered the old world order. In the end, four empires collapsed and nine million gave their lives. Some became pacificts while others sought retribution and many found themselves fighting another war only two decades later.
Brave new world, 1945 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Just over fifty years ago, Soviet and American troops met at the River Elbe and rejoiced at the defeat of Nazi Germany but their optimism was short lived. This film tracks the building tensions between these two superpowers, from the post-war world of the late 1940s through the early 1960s, as the hope for peace swiftly disintegrated into a "cold" war. Here eyewitnesses recall the meeting on the Elbe, the impact of Stalin, Churchill and Khrushchev, propaganda wars between the two nations, the Berlin blockade, the Hungarian uprising and the installation of the Berlin Wall.
People's century, 1900-1999. 1963, Picture power ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 and held by 128 libraries worldwide
"President John F. Kennedy's assassination. The Civil Rights Movement. Vietnam. Man's first steps on the moon. All became, through television, the shared experiences of humankind thanks to the immediacy of the small screen."--Container.
Master race, 1933 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
With a unique blend of nationalism, militarism, and racial theory, Adolf Hitler taught the German people to believe that they were the "master race". Stirred by the Fuhrer's rousing rhetoric during mass rallies, millions were swept along with the promise of national socialism. In this film Germans talk candidly about the initial allure of Nazism and German Jews recall their persecution and internment in concentration camps as Hitler's master race pursued its destiny--and descended to the greatest depths of barbarism.
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