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American Documentary, Inc

Works: 110 works in 267 publications in 5 languages and 14,515 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Documentary television programs  Biographical films  Biography  Environmental films  Nonfiction television programs  Personal narratives  Internet videos 
Roles: prn
Classifications: HD9005, 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 )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 2,979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on America's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of US regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. The food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults. Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defence of Food: An Eater's Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield's Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms' Joel Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising and often shocking truths about what we eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here
If a tree falls : a story of the Earth Liberation Front( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the rise and fall of the Earth Liberation Front, a radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat, ' told through the transformation and radicalization of one of its members, Daniel McGowan. Weaves a chronicle of McGowan facing life in prison with a dramatic investigation of the events that led to his involvement with the ELF
My Country, My Country by Laura Poitras( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Arabic and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American filmmaker Laura Poitras examines the life of Iraqi physician Dr. Riyadh and his perspective on his wartorn country leading up to the January 2005 elections
Up the Yangtze by Yung Chang( Visual )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 888 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
Street fight by Marshall Curry( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 693 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
The Hobart Shakespeareans by Mel Stuart( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Latino-and Asian-American children crowding Los Angeles' sprawling Hobart Boulevard Elementary face daunting odds: low-income households, an under-funded, overcrowded school, and a neighborhood known for crime, not opportunity. Despite this, teacher Rafe Esquith expects the best from his students. Living his motto "Be nice, work hard, there are no shortcuts," Esquith leads his fifth-graders through a rigorous core curriculum of English, mathematics, geography, and literature, culminating in an end-of-the year performance of a full-length, unabridged Shakespearean play, and proving that with enough WIll power, anyone can succeed
Chisholm '72 : unbought & unbossed( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 590 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 )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Russian and held by 566 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
Revolution '67( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tells the story of the explosive urban rebellion that tore Newark, New Jersey apart for nearly a week in the summer of 1967, sparked by the arrest of a black cabdriver by two white officers. Newark residents, police and civic officials, historians, and special commentators including Amiri Baraka, Bob Herbert, and Tom Hayden recount the details of the uprising. Tracing the unrest back to decades of industrial decline, unemployment, racial discrimination, and political corruption, the film connects the Newark riots with similar disturbances in Detroit, Watts, and over 500 other U.S. cities during the 1960s. Final toll: 26 dead."--Website
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 464 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
Flag wars( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 415 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
Critical condition by Roger Weisberg( Visual )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 381 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 321 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
Listening is an act of love : a StoryCorps special( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first-ever animated feature from StoryCorps celebrates the transformative power of listening. Presents stories from ten years of the innovative oral history project, where everyday people sit down together to ask life's important questions and share stories from their lives
El velador = The night watchman( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night after night, Martin watches over the extravagant mausoleums of Mexico's most notorious drug lords like a guardian angel. Set in a massive, labyrinthine cemetery in the hours between dusk and dawn, Natalia Almada's haunting documentary reminds us that even today, during the turmoil of Mexico's bloodiest conflict since the revolution, ordinary life persists. El Velador is a film about violence without violence
Where soldiers come from( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 237 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
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 232 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
The education of Shelby Knox by Marion Lipschutz( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Education of Shelby Knox is a coming of age story about a teenage girl who joins a campaign for comprehensive sex education in the high schools of Lubbock, Texas. As Shelby is swept into the fight, she begins to question her deeply conservative Southern Baptist upbringing; when the campaign broadens to include a fight for a gay-straight alliance, Shelby confronts her family and her pastor, in the end declaring herself a feminist and a liberal Christian"--Incite Pictures website
The Civil War by Ken Burns( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 200 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
Rain in a Dry Land( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and Bantu and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of two Somali Bantu families, refugees from the 1991 civil war in Somalia, who find new homes in urban America. The film begins as the families prepare to leave the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya and follows them for the first two years of their new life in the United States
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