Most widely held works by Docurama (Firm)
Rivers and tides Andy Goldsworthy working with time ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,504 libraries worldwide
Follows Andy Goldsworthy's bohemian free spirit all over the world as he demonstrates and opens up about his creative process. From his long-winding rock walls and icicle sculptures to his interlocking leaf chains and multi-colored pools of flowers. Goldsworthy's painstakingly intricate masterpieces are made entirely of materials found in Mother Nature - who threatens and often succeeds in destroying his art, sometimes before it is even finished.
King corn ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,353 libraries worldwide
Fueled by curiosity and a dash of naiveté, college buddies Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis return to their ancestral home of Greene, Iowa, to find out how the modest corn kernel conquered America. With the help of real farmers, powerful fertilizer, government aid, and genetically modified seeds, the friends manage to grow one acre of corn. Along the way, they unlock the hidden truths about America's modern food system.--From publisher description.
The wild parrots of Telegraph Hill ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,300 libraries worldwide
Follow the ups and downs of a flock of wild urban parrots within the green niches of San Francisco. Along the way meet unforgettable characters like Picasso and Sophie, the inseparable parrot lovers, and Connor, the lovable outcast of the flock.
Gasland ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,215 libraries worldwide
In 2009, Delaware River Basin native Josh Fox was presented with an interesting proposal: lease his family lands to a natural gas company for a new method of drilling called hydraulic fracturing, and get a check for $100,000. He wouldn't have to do anything but sit back and collect the money. Curious about the process, Fox embarks on an exploration of other areas where natural gas drilling was already in progress, to observe firsthand any potential downsides. In Dimock, Pennsylvania, a town surrounded by fracking activity, he hears stories of wells exploding, black water, flammable drinking water, headaches, pains, long-term sickness. Fox goes on to tour 25 states, cataloging an endless string of frustrated and sick Americans whose land has become toxic and explaining the legislation pushed through by former vice president Dick Cheney, exempting energy companies from key environmental acts--exemptions that make fracking invisible to any regulation or monitoring. Fox becomes an advocate for the cause of the people whose complaints are ignored by the natural gas corporations and the American government. The film documents the pitfalls and perils--borne of avarice of the most bloodless, ruthless kind--of the largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in American history, with the potential to poison millions.
A crude awakening the oil crash ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,128 libraries worldwide
A documentary film that "debunk[s] the conventional wisdom that oil production will continue to climb, and instead stare[s] bleakly at a planet facing economic meltdown and conflict over its most valuable resource" -- Container.
Autism the musical ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,100 libraries worldwide
Profiles five children with autism, their parents, and acting coach Elaine Hill as they take on the enterprise of a full-length stage production.
The weather underground ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,073 libraries worldwide
In the early '70s, the radically enraged, bomb-planting fringe group called the Weathermen had the distinction of being as alienated from the anti-war counterculture as the counterculture movement was from the rest of America. The group planned to blow up an empty building, but on March 6, 1970, an explosive accidentally went off in the New York Greenwich Village area, killing three of its own members and turning the rest of its members into outlaws on the run.
The devil came on horseback ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1,014 libraries worldwide
This powerful and original film exposes the tragedy taking place in Darfur as seen through the eyes of an American witness, former U.S. Marine Captain Brian Steidle, who has since returned to the U.S. to take action to stop it.
Dont look back ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 968 libraries worldwide
Documentary filmed during Bob Dylan's 1965 English concert tour. Includes portions of performances.
Maya Lin a strong clear vision ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 966 libraries worldwide
Reveals the origins of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and tells the story of its 21 year old creator, a Yale architecture student. Lin's plan was selected from over 1,000 different designs. And what began as one of the country's most bitterly disputed monuments became one of the world's most inspirational and frequently visited memorials.
Sound and fury ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 962 libraries worldwide
Examines the issues that arise in an extended family consisting of several deaf members when the opportunity arises for two of the children to receive a surgical implant that would enable them to hear. Explores the little-known world of deaf culture.
The atomic cafe ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 947 libraries worldwide
"A compilation of archival film clips beginning with the first atomic bomb detonation in the New Mexico desert. The footage, much of it produced as government propaganda, follows the story of the bomb through the two atomic attacks on Japan that ended World War II to the bomb's central role in the cold war. Shown along with the famous 'duck and cover' Civil Defense films are lesser-known clips, many of which possess a bizarre black humor when seen today"--Amazon.com. The footage is accompanied by contemporary music about the nuclear age.
Lost boys of Sudan ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Dinka and English and held by 943 libraries worldwide
The journey of two teenage South Sudanese boys, orphaned by their war torn country, who traveled to America looking for a safer environment. They must learn quickly about the unfamiliar complexities of contemporary American society.
Farmingville ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 920 libraries worldwide
Documentary film about the next group of immigrants, the Mexicans, that are following in our long history of immigration. It looks at the people of Farmingville, New York, and at how they are dealing with the influx of about 1,500 Mexican workers.
Murder on a Sunday morning ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 918 libraries worldwide
When a 15-year-old black male is arrested for the murder of Mary Ann Stephens, everyone involved in the case--from investigators to journalists--is ready to condemn him, except for his public defence lawyer, Patrick McGuiness. A true tale of murder and injustice.
Regret to inform ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 814 libraries worldwide
In this film made over ten years, filmmaker Barbara Sonneborn took a pilgrimage to the Vietnamese countryside where her husband died. She and translator (and fellow war widow) Xuân Ngoc Nguyẽn explore the meaning of war and loss on a human level. The film weaves interviews with Vietnamese and American widows into a vivid testament to the legacy of war.
Genghis blues ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 777 libraries worldwide
The story of a Paul Pena, a blind American blues musician, and his trek to Tuva to live among its inhabitants and compete in their triennial khoomei (throat singing) contest. He is accompanied by a documentary film team and Tuvinian throat singer Kongar-ol Ondar.
Lost in La Mancha ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 666 libraries worldwide
Tracks maverick filmmaker Terry Gilliam's madcap mission to film "The man who killed Don Quixote". He struggles to complete his masterpiece, all the while beset by obstacles of such epic proportions that not even Hollywood could have concocted them. Capturing the mayhem on camera, filmmakers Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe are granted unlimited, behind-the-scenes access to Gilliam's frantic but inspired creation.
The 11th of September Moyers in conversation ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 622 libraries worldwide
Just hours after the attacks on America Bill Moyers began a unique dialogue with an unparalleled and diverse group of guests. Instead of dwelling on the horrific images of the tragedy, these poised and clear voices provided perspective and soothed a wounded, yet resilient, nation, creating a video that presents both a snapshot of our reactions on 9/11, and a testament to human spirit.
Full frame documentary film festival ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 558 libraries worldwide
Laughing club of India (35 min. - col.): explores the power of laughter through the strangely popular phenomenon of laughing clubs in contemporary Bombay. A film by Mira Nair and Adam Bartos. Producer, Adam Bartos ; director, Mira Nair ; director of photography, Adam Bartos.
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