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Baron, Archie

Overview
Works: 38 works in 75 publications in 3 languages and 935 library holdings
Genres: History  Genealogy  Documentary films  Case studies  Educational television programs  Biography  Interviews  Drama  Dance films  Personal narratives 
Roles: Director, Author, Producer, Restager , Performer
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Archie Baron
Breadline, 1929 by BBC( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member 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. Workers from the United States, Chile, Britain, Belgium and Scandinavia recall the hungry 1930s
The un -Americans by Joan Smith( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1945 and the early 50 s the lives of thousands of ordinary citizens were destroyed because they were accused of un-American activities. Government workers, teachers, union leaders, scientist, artists, writers-anyone who expressed a liberal or leftwing opinion could be identified as a Communist or a fellow traveler. In this film both the anti-Communists and the victims of the notorious McCarthy witchhunts talk candidly about the era of anti-Communist hysteria and blacklists. We meet men and women who had joined the Communist Party out of idealism and in reaction to injustices in American society, such as poverty, and racism. They had no thoughts of violently overthrowing the government and indeed, only 43,000 Americans were members of the Communist party. More than 400 people were brought to trial and about a third were sent to prison and assessed huge fines. The execution of the Rosenbergs was the culmination of the hysteria. Arthur Kinoy, a constitutional lawyer, recalls his efforts to stay the execution. Archival newsreels, old propaganda films, and newspaper cartoons recapture those days
Fast forward, 1999( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As communication and business cross national boundaries as never before, global politics are increasingly driven by global economics, and the power of free markets and new technologies are transforming people's lives the world over."--Container
Moving on( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Motherland: A Genetic Journey followed three people of African descent who traced their roots through DNA testing. This new film picks up their story two years later. Shot in the UK, USA, Africa and Jamaica, this very moving film continues their soul-searching journeys, raising fundamental questions about who we are. Mark discovers that his ancestors belonged to the Kanuri tribe. When he connects with them, he cannot communicate since there is a language barrier. He goes through an emotional "naming ceremony" but finds that he has mistakenly chosen a name that belongs to the slave catchers that oppressed his people. Beaula learns that she has ancestors that belong to more than one tribe and some of the tribespeople are only interested in what gifts she can offer them. Jacqueline visits English cousins who are white who accept her as part of the family. All three participants feel enriched by their new discoveries but understand that DNA tracing may lead to complicated emotional discoveries. With Dr. Rich Kittle, Howard University, and Fatimah Jackson, University of Maryland, and other experts
An Indian affair by Archie Baron( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Motherland : a genetic journey( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cut off from their ancestry by the three-hundred-year-long slave trade which uprooted 12 million people from Africa, three people are given the opportunity, through DNA searches, to reconnect with their roots. Through advances in DNA research and with the help of laboratories in the UK and America, the possibility arises that with a swab from the inside of a person's cheek they can trace back twelve or thirteen generations to the tribe of their ancestors
Motherland : moving on( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film "Motherland: a genetic journey," followed three people of African descent who traced their roots through DNA testing. Shot in the UK, USA, Africa and Jamaica, this film picks up their story two years later. Mark discovers that his ancestors belonged to the Kanuri tribe but he cannot communicate with them since there is a language barrier. Beaula learns that she has ancestors that belong to more than one tribe and some of the people are only interested in what gifts she can offer them. Jacqueline visits English cousins who are white who accept her as part of the family. All three participants feel enriched by their new discoveries but understand that DNA tracing may lead to complicated emotional discoveries
Motherland( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cut off from their ancestry by the three-hundred-year-long slave trade which uprooted 12 million people from Africa, three people are given the opportunity, through DNA searches, to reconnect with their roots. Through advances in DNA research and with the help of laboratories in the UK and America, the possibility arises that with a swab from the inside of a person's cheek they can trace back twelve or thirteen generations to the tribe of their ancestors. We follow three people in their search for their roots. Mark's search leads him from London to reconnect with the Kanuri tribe in southern Niger. Jacqueline's family comes from Jamaica. She is mixed race and research reveals one ancestor was a slave owner; she visits what was once his sugar plantation. Beaula has always felt a deep affinity with Africa. Her DNA test results lead her to Bioko island in Equatorial Guinea where the Bubi tribe still lives. There she is welcomed as a sister. For each person, the reconnection is emotional, but weighted also with unanticipated cultural differences. What is behind this longing to know? Strong feelings of "otherness" because of being dark skinned in white society. Motherland explores the emotional terrain of being cut off from one's roots. By following these intense journeys of rediscovery and re-connection, the film speaks to a wide range of identity issues in the African diaspora
1999, fast forward( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As communication and business cross national boundaries as never before, global politics are increasingly driven by global economics, and the power of free markets and new technologies are transforming people's lives the world over. The people remember: End of the Cold War, arms reduction, global economy, foreign competition, rise of nationalism, reopening of Shanghai Stock Market, civil war in Bosnia, Los Angeles riots (1992), gated communities, computers and the Internet
Tout s'accélère( Visual )

in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solschenizyn und das neue Russland Stationen einer Heimkehr( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'histoire du siècle : 20ème, l'anthologie en images( Visual )

in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les archives et les témoignages de tous les événements qui ont secoué le 20ème siècle
Alexander Solschenizyn die Heimkehr( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'histoire du siècle : 20ème, l'anthologie en images( Visual )

in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le pain quotidien( Visual )

in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'histoire du 20ème siècle l'anthologie en images( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

À la chaîne, 1924: La production de masse et le fordisme amènent une certaine prospérité mais également un travail aliénant au service d'une productivité toujours plus élevée. Les conditions de travail sont déplorables et l'été 1936 marque un bouleversement dans les relations entre ouvriers et patronat. -- Le cinéma, l'art du siècle, 1927: Le cinéma parlant fait son apparition en 1927 et ne cessera alors de se développer dans un monde occidental frappé par la crise. Puissance étonomique ou véritable courant de pensée, le cinéma inquiète églises et institutions par son ampleur, les commissions de contrôle tentent de maîtriser le phénomène en instaurant un "visa de censure" ... -- Le pain quotidien, 1929: En 1929, le krach boursier de Wall Street plonge le monde entier dans une crise financière, sociale et industrielle des plus profondes. En 1932, un quart de la population active est sans travail. Les partis fascistes profitent des angoisses et de la misère du peuple. L'instabilité politique entraîne le Monde sur le chemin de la guerre. -- La fièvre du sport, 1930: Le sport va devenir l'une des plus grandes passions de ce siècle. Le football, le baseball déplacent des foules. Des stades immenses sont construits pour un public toujours plus nombreux. La politique s'en mêle, et les Jeux Olympiques de Berlin en 1936 pourraient bien être la plus grande propagande nazie de tous les temps
Ian Hislop( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Ian Hislop, editor and broadcaster is a self-confessed patriot who lives in Kent, the verdant "garden of England". His father was Scottish, his mother was English but came from Jersey. As a child, he lived in Nigeria, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong but was then sent to prep school in England. Delving into his past, Hislop discovers that both his grandfathers fought for King and country over a wide range of wars. His father's father fought in WWI, while his grandfather on his mother's side saw service in the Boer War. But it's WWII that Hislop examines first. His mother was 11 when the Nazi occupation of Jersey began and he wants to find out more because she didn't talk about it much. (From the UK, in English)"--Website
Catholics parts 1-3( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

3. In the third of three films exploring Catholic identity, award-winning documentary filmmaker Richard Alwyn talks to Catholic women about how Catholicism has shaped their lives. With remarkable behind-the-scenes access to Westminster Cathedral, this is a moving and intimate film in which Alwyn meets the female staff, volunteers and congregation of the cathedral. Set against the rhythm of cathedral life, Alwyn's meetings are brief but intense encounters that describe what it is to be a Catholic woman in Britain today. Rose is second-in-charge of the cathedral's sacristy, preparing the altar for six daily masses and making sure the priests have all they need. It's like running a busy train station. A convert, Rose is the consummate 'handmaid of the Lord' for whom Catholicism is an anchor in life. Jennie, on the other hand, is a cradle Catholic who feels her education by nuns was repressive, with an unspoken emphasis on sex - and especially abstaining from it. She feels her Catholic 'indoctrination' was a cross for her generation to bear. Despite that she staffs the cathedral's information desk once a week and feels her Catholicism is a valued part of her identity, having developed over the years into an appreciation of the spirit of faith more than the letter of the Church. Elsewhere, Alwyn meets a retired doctor who feels alienated by the Catholic Church's teachings on Aids and contraception and its recent history of child abuse. No longer practising, she nonetheless feels her Catholic identity has provided her with an important moral compass for the chaos of life. These and other encounters form the backbone of Alwyn's moving film. What emerges is a portrait of Catholicism as an identity that, whether positive or corrosive, is always tenacious and hard to leave behind. Once a Catholic
Fast forward by Greg Ferguson( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bill Myers shares Christian answers to tough issues teenagers face
Ian Hislop's Age of the Do-Gooders parts 1-3( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

3. Sinful Sex and Demon Drink - "The pleasures and perils of booze and sex are the focus for the final episode of Ian Hislop's series about Victorian reformers, campaigners and philanthropists. In attempting to wean Britons off alcohol and away from vice, Ian wonders whether the 'Do-Gooders', despite their extraordinary energy and success in transforming every other aspect of 19th century society, had finally bitten off more than they could chew. Ian recovers the hidden histories and remarkable lives of five individuals who gave their all to cure the nation's moral incontinence. But in doing so, Ian also encounters the occasional skeleton in the closet. Three times Prime Minister William Gladstone spent a lifetime touring the streets of London's West End trying to rescue prostitutes. He brought many home to his wife, giving them a meal and a bed for the night. So was this pure philanthropy or something of a darker obsession?"
 
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An Indian affair
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English (46)

French (3)

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