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American Documentary, Inc

Works: 116 works in 212 publications in 4 languages and 13,297 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Military history  Documentary television programs  Television mini-series  Historical television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical films 
Roles: prn
Classifications: E468, 338.19
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Most widely held works about American Documentary, Inc
Most widely held works by American Documentary, Inc
Food, Inc by Robert Kenner( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 2,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El documental explora la industria y comercialización de alimentos en los Estados Unidos con especial énfasis en las grandes corporaciones que dominan el mercado. Para el filme, la búsqueda de beneficios económicos por parte de estas grandes corporaciones está por encima de la salud de los consumidores
If a tree falls a story of the Earth Liberation Front( Visual )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front is the remarkable story of the group's rise and fall told through the transformation and radicalization of one of its members, Daniel McGowan. Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Marshall Curry ... weaves a chronicle of McGowan facing life in prison and a dramatic investigation of the events that led to his involvement with the ELF. The result is a film that is equal parts a coming-of-age tale and a cops-and-robbers thriller. Using never-before-seen archival footage and intimate interviews - with cell members and with the prosecutor and detective who were chasing them - If a Tree Falls asks hard questions about environtmentalism, activism, and the way we define terrorism"--Container
My country, my country( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Arabic and held by 879 WorldCat member 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
Up the Yangtze by Yung Chang( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member 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
The Hobart Shakespeareans( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member 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 by Marshall Curry( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member 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 )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member 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
My perestroika( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Russian and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows five ordinary Russians living in extraordinary times, from their sheltered Soviet childhood, to the collapse of the Soviet Union during their teenage years, to the constantly shifting political landscape of post-Soviet Russia. Together, these childhood classmates paint a complex picture of the dreams and disillusionments of those raised behind the Iron Curtain
What I want my words to do to you voices from a maximum security women's prison( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member 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
Revolution '67( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member 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
Critical condition by Roger Weisberg( Visual )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member 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
The way we get by( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member 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
Flag wars( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member 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 Civil War by Ken Burns( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member 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
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member 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
Where soldiers come from( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Michigan's snowy Upper Peninsula, job opportunities are few, and friends are usually for life. For Dominic Fredianelli and his high school buddies, joining the National Guard offered a $20,000 windfall and assistance with college tuition--all for only one weekend a month. Little did they know. This documentary follows three of these young men over four eventful years: through basic training and a 2009 deployment to an explosives unit in Afghanistan; to visits with their families while they are overseas; and the rocky return home, without commentary. Focusing on the reverberations of war in small, close-knit communities the film offers a commentary on class, as the real cost of distant political decisions are illuminated, as well as the shame of a country with little to offer its less fortunate young people than a ticket to a battlefield
Rain in a dry land( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and Bantu and held by 173 WorldCat member 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
The education of Shelby Knox by Marion Lipschutz( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member 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
In the matter of Cha Jung Hee( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Her passport said she was Cha Jung Hee. She knew she was not. So began a 40 year deception for a Korean adoptee who came to the US in 1966. Told to keep her true identity a secret from her new American family, this 8 year old girl quickly forgot she was ever anyone else. But why had her identity been switched? And who was the real Cha Jung Hee? In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee is the search to find the answers, as acclaimed filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem (First person plural, PBS 2000) returns to her native Korea to find her "double," the mysterious girl whose place she took in America
Lost boys of Sudan by Megan Mylan( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Follows two Sudanese refugees on an extraordinary 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, remarkably, 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"
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