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Buirski, Nancy

Overview
Works: 20 works in 53 publications in 2 languages and 4,410 library holdings
Genres: Biographical films  Historical films  Drama  Romance films  Legal films  Domestic drama (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Nancy Buirski
 
Most widely held works by Nancy Buirski
Loving by Jeff Nichols( Visual )

11 editions published in 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 1,992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La historia real de Mildred y Richard Loving, una pareja que se casó en Virginia en 1958. Debido a la naturaleza interracial de su matrimonio, fueron arrestados, encarcelados y exiliados. Durante una década la pareja luchó por su derecho a regresar a casa". (FILMAFFINITY)
The Loving story( Visual )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On June 2, 1958, Richard Loving and his fiancee Mildred Jeter traveled from Caroline County, VA, to Washington, D.C. to be married. Later, the newlyweds were arrested, tried and convicted of the felony crime of miscegenation. Two young ACLU lawyers took on the Lovings case, fully aware of the challenges posed. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in their favor on June 12, 1967 and resulted in sixteen states being ordered to overturn their bans on interracial marriage
Althea( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Althea Gibson (1927-2003), a truant from the rough streets of Harlem, who emerged as the unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world in the 1950s. She was the first African American to play and win at Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals (precursor of the U.S. Open) - a decade before Arthur Ashe. The 90-minute documentary reveals the highs and lows of this remarkable athlete whose life and achievements transcend sports and have entered the annals of African American history. From her roots as a sharecropper's daughter in the cotton fields of South Carolina, to her emergence as the unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world in the 1950s, her story is a complex tale of race, class and gender. In recounting Gibson's story, the filmmakers were meticulous in finding period imagery, including over 450 vintage photographs. Producer and director Rex Miller weaves this archival visual material and interviews with those who knew Gibson, such as former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, Wimbledon champions Dick Savitt and Billie Jean King (who also serves as one of the film's executive producers), Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, widow of Arthur Ashe, and more. People often cite Arthur Ashe as the first African American to win Wimbledon (1975). He was indeed the first African American male to win the men's singles title, but it was, in fact, Althea Gibson, who was the first African American to cross the color line playing and winning at Wimbledon (1957 and 1958) and at the U.S. Nationals (1957 and 1958 - precursor of the U.S. Open)
Afternoon of a faun : Tanaquil Le Clercq( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nancy Buirski's documentary on famed prima ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq, the muse of both George Balanchine (who married her), and Jerome Robbins who created his famous choreographic work, Afternoon of a Faun, for her
Earth angels : migrant children in America by Nancy Buirski( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Katrina experience : the power of culture to heal( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exclusive library release. A special collection of seven documentaries on DVD about the effects of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans and its people
American masters. Tanaquil Le Clercq( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buirski (The Loving Story) brings to the screen the magnificent and tragic story of Tanaquil Le Clercq. Of the great ballerinas, Le Clercq may have been the most transcendent, mesmerizing viewers and choreographers alike. Because of her extraordinary movement and unique personality on stage, she became a muse to two of the greatest choreographers in dance, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. She had love, fame, adoration, and was the foremost dancer of her day until it suddenly all stopped. At the age of 27, she was struck down by polio and paralyzed. She never danced again. The ballet world has been haunted by her story ever since. With a soul-stirring soundtrack and exquisite visuals, this is a story of how one woman passionately influenced an entire art form. Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq is a frighteningly real, gracefully candid portrait of an artist. Rarely has a film revealed such a dramatic experience on such an intimate scale
The Katrina experience( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still standing: "A filmmaker comforts her Columbian grandmother as they examine the wreckage of her home in Waveland, Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina ... The vulnerability of the foreign and the elderly is poignantly revealed, as well as this grandmother's surprisingly indomitable spirit"--Container
The rape of Recy Taylor( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice
Desert bayou( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During Hurricane Katrina, nearly 600 African Americans were airlifted to the overwhelmingly white state of Utah, without their prior knowledge. In their own words, evacuees tell how they survived the storm of the century only to end up at a military installation in the middle of the desert
Althea( Visual )

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

Althea Gibson broke records on and off the tennis court. A truant from the rough streets of Harlem, Gibson emerged as a most unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world in the 1950s. A sharecropper's daughter, Gibson's family migrate north to Harlem in the 1930s, when fame that thrust her into the glare of the early Civil Rights movement. This films gives this elite athlete the attention she so richly deserves as uncompromising and courageous trailblazer and American pioneer
Tim's Island( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On August 29, 2005, the worst natural disaster in U.S. history hi the Gulf Coast region. Sixteen people, seven dogs and eight cats took shelter in Tim [Frisby]'s loft in an old dairy in New Orleans. When the force of Hurricane Katrina broke the levees, they found themselves surrounded by eight feet of water. With a clear view of people stranded on the elevated I-10 for days, and access to news reports of the dire circumstances at the Superdome, they [had] to find a way to survive. A wry study of group behavior as Tim's houseguests cope with survival"--Container
The Katrina experience. Desert Bayou( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During Hurricane Katrina, without their knowledge, nearly 600 African Americans were airlifted to the almost entirely white state of Utah. This film seeks to examine whether two cultures can come together in a time of utter chaos, or whether their differences will prove too great a challenge to overcome. In their own words, evacuees tell how they survived the storm of the century only to end up at a military installation in the deserts of Utah
The Katrina experience. Tim's Island( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On August 29, 2005, when Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, sixteen people, seven dogs and eight cats took shelter in Tim's loft in an old dairy in New Orleans. When the levees broke, they found themselves surrounded by eight feet of water with a clear view of others stranded and access to news reports of the dire circumstances at the Superdome -- meanwhile, they had to find a way to survive. A wry study of group behavior under severe stress as Tim's houseguests cope with survival
The Katrina experience. New Orleans music in exile.( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like their neighbors, the legendary New Orleans music community was devastated by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Music documentarian Robert Mugge creates an emotional portrait of horror, heartbreak, and hope as the musicians who lived through the disaster pick up the pieces and try to rebuild their lives. New Orleans artists comment on how broken levees, flood, looting, and black mold wreaked havoc on music and life in this colorful city
Life of Kevin Carter( Visual )

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

Looks at the life of white South African photojournalist Kevin Carter who found his calling documenting conditions in the war-ravaged black townships when apartheid was coming to a violent close. Colleagues and friends look at his extraordinary commitment to get the picture at any cost. He was rewarded with a Pulitzer Prize followed only weeks later by his tragic death, the consequence of his burden of documenting the world's despair
Golden collection : International Festival of Documentary Films on Human Rights( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Films about human rights from the Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan International Festival of Documentary Films on Human Rights, 2007-2012
 
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Alternative Names
Buirski, Nancy Florence, 1945-

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