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Docurama (Firm)

Works: 486 works in 854 publications in 3 languages and 126,776 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Environmental films  Case studies  Interviews  Biographical films  Concert films  Filmed performances  Social problem films 
Roles: fds, prn, Publisher, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: TN881.A1, 622.182850973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Docurama (Firm)
Gasland : Can you light your water on fire? by Josh Fox( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2009, filmmaker Josh Fox learned his land was on top of the Marcellus Shale, a giant reservoir of natural gas, and that he would be paid to lease his land for natural gas extraction. Fox documented his cross-country trek to find out if the controversial process of hydraulic fracking is actually safe. What he unearthed was a shocking discovery about a practice that is understudied and inadequately regulated, and raced to find answers about fracking before it was too late
King corn by Aaron Woolf( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,554 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
Rivers and tides : Andy Goldsworthy working with time by Thomas Riedelsheimer( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on the Scottish artist Andy Goldsworthy
Half the sky by Nicholas D Kristof( Visual )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,316 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 )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,314 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 by WIL( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,313 WorldCat member 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
Dont look back by D. A Pennebaker( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,264 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 1,210 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 )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,199 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
A crude awakening : the oil crash by Basil Gelpke( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,162 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 )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,157 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
Sound and fury by Josh Aronson( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,152 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
Hell and back again by Danfung Dennis( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From his embed with US Marines Echo Company in Afghanistan, photojournalist and filmmaker Danfung Dennis reveals the devastating impact a Taliban machine-gun bullet has on the life of 25-year-old Sergeant Nathan Harris. The film seamlessly transitions from stunning war reportage to an intimate portrait of one man's personal struggle at home in North Carolina, where Harris confronts the physical and emotional difficulties of re-adjusting to civilian life with the love and support of his wife
Lost boys of Sudan by Megan Mylan( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Dinka and held by 1,089 WorldCat member 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
Hot coffee( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes and discusses 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
Chasing Ice( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,078 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
The devil came on horseback by Guthrie CSD( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,047 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
The Atomic Cafe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member 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" The footage is accompanied by contemporary music about the nuclear age
Murder on a Sunday morning by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On May 7, 2000, a horrific armed robbery and murder took place in Jacksonville, Florida. The victim was Mary Ann Stephens, a white tourist who was shot in the face in front of her husband James by a young black man. The pressure on the local police department to solve the crime was immediate and overwhelming. Several hours later, 15-year-old Brenton Butler, who is African American, was arrested and charged with the murder. The tumult of events that led to Brenton Butler's trial, the trial itself, and its aftermath are captured in "Murder on a Sunday morning", a unique documentary portrait of a contemporary murder trial in America. At the center of "Murder on a Sunday morning" is public defender Patrick McGuinness, a chain-smoking 50-year-old defense attorney who routinely represents those accused of homicide. At first it seemed even to McGuinness that the case against Brenton Butler was open and shut. The husband of the murdered woman positively identified Brenton as the "shooter", and Brenton signed a full confession while in police custody. Just his initial interview with Brenton convinced McGuinness that he had to do everything in his power to fight the charges in court. In no time the state's case unraveled as McGuinness and his associate, Ann Finnel, investigated the forensic evidence, Brenton's alibi, and the conduct of the police officers handling the case
Dirt! : the movie( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through live action and animation, examines the history and current state of the living organic matter that feeds and shelters humanity, and helps regulate the Earth's climate
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Maya Lin : A Strong Clear Vision
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