American Documentary, Inc
Most widely held works by American Documentary, Inc
Food, Inc ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,524 libraries worldwide
Explores the U.S. commercial food industry, examining corporate control of supply and market. The film seeks to demonstrate how the incentive for corporate profit can overwhelm consumer health needs, as well as the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and the environment. Reveals various details of food ingredients and additives, and how contemporary mass production methods of food affects U.S. culture.
Up the Yangtze ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 744 libraries worldwide
A "farewell cruise" takes a luxury ship up the vast Yangtze River shortly before completion of the massive Three Gorges Dam. The passengers glimpse a rapidly changing countryside, while the local people struggle to adapt as their lives are irrevocably altered.
My country my country ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 699 libraries worldwide
Documentary providing an intimate portrait of Iraqis living under U.S. occupation. The principal focus is Dr. Riyadh, an Iraqi medical doctor, father of six, and Sunni political candidate who is an outspoken critic of the occupation but passionate about the need to establish democracy in Iraq. As his waiting room is filled daily with patients suffering the physical and mental effects of ever-increasing violence, Dr. Riyadh struggles to understand the tragic contradiction of the U.S. occupation of Iraq and its project to spread democracy through the Middle East.
The Hobart Shakespeareans ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 677 libraries worldwide
One year. One class. One play. The Latino-and Asian-American children crowding Los Angeles' sprawling Hobart Boulevard Elementary face daunting odds: low-income households, under-funded, overcrowded school, and a neighborhood known for crime, not opportunity. Teacher Rafe Esquith expects the best from these kids, leading his fifth-graders through a rigorous core curriculum of English, mathematics, geography, and literature. The pinnacle of each year is the performance of a full-length, unabridged play by Shakespeare. Esquith's motto is "Be nice, work hard. There are no shortcuts" and the Hobart Shakespeareans prove that any kid can succeed, and go on the live the American dream.
Street fight ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 616 libraries worldwide
Follows the 2002 race for Mayor of Newark, N.J. between 32-year-old Cory Booker and four-term incumbent Sharpe James. Fought in Newark's neighborhoods and housing projects, the election pits the young challenger against an old style political machine.
Chisholm '72 unbought & unbossed ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 484 libraries worldwide
This documentary follows the 1972 campaign waged by Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman to run for a major party's nomination for United States President. Chisholm first made her mark on American political history when, in 1968, she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress, representing New York.
What I want my words to do to you voices from a maximum security women's prison ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 427 libraries worldwide
Look into the minds and hearts of women inmates of a New York prison. Go inside a writing workshop led by Eve Ensler, where the women create works of poetry and prose which ends in the performance of their writing by critically acclaimed actors.
Critical condition ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Investigates the health care crisis in America by following a diverse group of uninsured individuals as they battle critical illnesses without proper care.
Flag wars ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
Examines the results of gentrification in Columbus, Ohio, when African American inner-city residents are met with an influx of white gay home buyers.
The way we get by ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Beginning as a seemingly idiosyncratic story about troop greeters, a group of senior citizens who gather daily at a small airport to thank American soldiers departing and returning from Iraq, the film quickly turns into a moving, unsettling, and compassionate story about aging, loneliness, war, and mortality. Included are stories of heartbreak and redemption that remind viewers how this culture casts out elders, and too often soldiers. Includes commentary, featurettes, bonus scenes, and more.
Revolution '67 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
"Focuses on the explosive urban rebellion which erupted in Newark, New Jersey, in July 1967; a tragedy caused by similar problems that sparked race riots across America... Takes viewers on a daily chronicle of events, including the calling-in of the State Police and National Guard, their occupation of the city and use of unnecessary firepower. Final toll : 26 dead" -- Container.
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
Uplifting and courageous, this dramatic seven-time award-winning film by Zach Niles and Banker White tracks the journey of a group of six musicians who formed a band after being displaced from their home during a brutal decade long civil war.
My country, my country a film ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Documentary providing an intimate portrait of Iraqis living under U.S. occupation. The principal focus is Dr. Riyadh (Riyadh al-Adhadh), an Iraqi medical doctor, father of six, and Sunni political candidate who is an outspoken critic of the occupation but passionate about the need to establish democracy in Iraq. As his waiting room is filled daily with patients suffering the physical and mental effects of ever-increasing violence, Dr. Riyadh struggles to understand the tragic contradiction of the U.S. occupation of Iraq and its project to spread democracy through the Middle East.
The education of Shelby Knox ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Documentary which presents the political activism of high school student Shelby Knox. The film begins in 2001 when Shelby Knox, a 15-year-old high school sophomore, joins the Lubbock Youth Commission, a group of high school students empowered by the mayor to give Lubbock's youth a voice in city government. Knowing that Lubbock, Tex. had one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease in the nation, the Youth Commission questioned Lubbock's abstinence-only sex education policy. Shelby, a politically conservative Southern Baptist who had pledged abstinence until marriage, became the group's most vocal proponent of comprehensive sex education. The documentary explores other issues beyond the debate over abstinence-only versus comprehensive sex education. It portrays Shelby's family's struggle with teen independence; Shelby's struggle with her Christian faith; Shelby's widening activism into other issues, such as the creation of a Gay/Straight Alliance at her high school; issues of tolerance; and the power of political activism.
The Civil War ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
A nine-part documentary series which examines the American Civil War through photographs, readings from documents and diaries and historical materials.
Speedo a demolition derby love story ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Examines the life of Long Island demolition derby driver Ed 'Speedo' Jager.
Rain in a dry land ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in Undetermined and English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Tale of two remarkable families, refugees from the 1991civil war in Somalia, who find new homes in urban America. Emmy award-winning filmmaker Anne Makepeace captures the poetry, the humor, and the astonishing resilience of these new Americans as they show us our world through new eyes.
Lost boys of Sudan ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Follows two South Sudanese refugees on a journey from Africa to America. Orphaned as young boys in one of Africa's cruelest civil wars, Peter Dut and Santino Chuor survived lion attacks and militia gunfire to reach a refugee camp in Kenya along with thousands of other children. From there, they were chosen to come to America. Safe at last from physical danger and hunger, a world away from home, they find themselves confronted with the abundance and alienation of contemporary American suburbia.
The Civil War ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again.
The sixth section La sexta sección ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
"Follows the transnational organizing of a community of Mexican immigrants who live and work in upstate New York. The men profiled in the film form an organization devoted to raising money in the U.S. to rebuild their hometown in Mexico. In the process, they accomplish more than they expected: they find power"--Container.
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