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Docurama (Firm)

Overview
Works: 526 works in 1,225 publications in 2 languages and 125,734 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Case studies  Environmental films  Biographical films  Interviews  Concert films  Filmed performances  History 
Roles: fds, prn, Publisher, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: ML420.D98, 622.182850973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Docurama (Firm)
Gasland : Can you light your water on fire? by Josh Fox( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,740 WorldCat member 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
Rivers and tides : Andy Goldsworthy working with time by Thomas Riedelsheimer( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Andy Goldsworthy all over the world as he demonstrates and opens up about his creative process. Goldsworthy's painstakingly intricate masterpieces are made entirely of materials found in Mother Nature - who threatens and often succeeds in destroying his art, sometime before it is even finished
King corn by Aaron Woolf( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,447 WorldCat member 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
Half the sky by Nicholas D Kristof( Visual )

14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actress/advocates and New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof meet individuals who are doing work to empower women and girls everywhere. These are stories of challenge, transformation and hope
The Invisible War by Kirby Dick( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A groundbreaking investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. Follows the stories of several idealistic young servicewomen who were raped and then betrayed by their own officers when they courageously came forward to report
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill( Visual )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 'homeless' Mark Bittner discovers a flock of wild parrots while living on the eastern slope of Telegraph Hill, San Francisco. Bittner recounts how he became fascinated by the birds and patiently developed friendships with them that would last more than six years
Dont look back by D. A Pennebaker( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of Dylan as a young man during the period when his music is shifting from acoustic to electric, filmed during his 1965 concert tour of England. '65 revisited' contains outtakes from Don't look back, with new commentary
Maya Lin : a strong clear vision( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Academy Award winner reveals the contentious origins of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and tells the inspiring story of its creator, a 21-year-old Yale architecture student. Beating out some of the most prestigious architecture films from around the world, Lin's plan was selected from over 1,000 different designs, a giant victory for such a young and unknown artist. But little did Maya Lin know that her battle was just beginning. In Washington to defend her design, Lin came up against a mighty opposition, challenging indignant veterans and a hostile Congress to ultimately prevail with her emotional 'Wall.' And what began as one of the country's most bitterly disputed public monuments became one of the world's inspirational and frequently visited memorials. In this riveting and dramatic portrait, renowned filmmaker Freida Lee Mock combines interviews and archival footage to chronicle Lin's story -- from its origins, dominated by her David vs. Goliath battle over the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, to a career designing other memorials, always with an innate talent, and resolute courage."--Back of container
Autism : the musical( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,187 WorldCat member 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
Sound and fury by Josh Aronson( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,161 WorldCat member 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
Chasing ice by Jeff Orlowski( Visual )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the efforts of nature photographer James Balog to document the receding of the Solheim glacier in Iceland, a consequence of climate change and global warming, in which strategically placed cameras would take one picture every hour for three years
Hell and back again by Danfung Dennis( Visual )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows U.S. Marines Sergeant Nathan Harris from combat behind enemy lines in southern Afghanistan to his return home to a difficult adjustment to civilian life after being wounded
A crude awakening : the oil crash by Basil Gelpke( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member 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
The Weather Underground by Sam Green( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early '70s, the radically enraged, bomb-planting fringe group call 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
Hot coffee( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes and discuses so called "frivolous law suits" and the impact of tort reform on the United States judicial system. Discusses several cases and relates each to tort reform in the U.S.: Liebeck v. McDonald's Restaurants (public relations campaign to instigate tort reform); Colin Gourley's malpractice lawsuit and caps on damages; the prosecution of Mississippi Justice Oliver Diaz and judicial elections; Jamie Leigh Jones v. Halliburton Co. and mandatory arbitration. Exposes how corporations spent millions on a propaganda campaign to distort Americans' view of lawsuits, forever changing the civil justice system. From the infamous case of the woman who sued McDonalds over spilled coffee to the saga of the Mississippi Supreme Court Justice deemed 'not corporate enough' by business interests, this program tears apart the conventional wisdom about 'frivolous lawsuits.'
Lost boys of Sudan by Megan Mylan( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Dinka and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journey of two teenage Sudanese boys, orphaned by their war-torn country, who traveled to America looking for a safer environment and learning to cope with the unfamiliar complexities of contemporary American society
The Atomic Cafe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dark comedy in the truest sense, this film took the nation by storm when it first debuted in theaters in 1982. 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. The film recounts a defining period of 20th century history and serves as a chilling and often hilarious reminder of Cold-War era paranoia in the United States, artfully presented through a collage of newsreel footage, government archives, military training films, and fifties music. Profoundly shocking and perversely topical, the film craftily captures a panicked nation, offering a fascinating and witty account of life during the Atomic Age and resulting Cold War, when fall-out shelters, duck-and-cover drills, and government propaganda were all a part of our social consciousness."--Container
The devil came on horseback by Annie Sundberg( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member 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
Girl rising by Richard E Robbins( Visual )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls' education, created this chronicle of nine girls in the developing world, allowing viewers the opportunity to witness how education can break the cycle of poverty
Murder on a Sunday morning by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member 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
 
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