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Docurama (Firm)

Works: 420 works in 695 publications in 2 languages and 118,140 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  Interviews  History  Music  Humor  Documentary films  Propaganda films  Nonfiction films  Personal narratives‡vAmerican 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: HD9049.C8, 622.182850973
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Most widely held works by Docurama (Firm)
Gasland Can you light your water on fire? ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,718 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 )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,706 WorldCat member 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, sometime before it is even finished
King corn ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
King Corn: Fueled by curiosity and a dash of naiveteĢ, 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 )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This wonderful film tells the true story of a local bohemian, Mark Bittner and his remarkable relationship with a flock of wild parrots. Follows the ups-and-downs of these wild birds that reside within the green nooks of San Francisco where Bittner befriends, feeds and names the members of the flock
The atomic cafe by Kevin Rafferty ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,230 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
The Weather Underground by Sam Green ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,192 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
A crude awakening the oil crash by Basil Gelpke ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,190 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
Autism the musical ( Visual )
1 edition 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 ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,145 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
Maya Lin a strong clear vision ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member 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
The invisible war by Kirby Dick ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1,132 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 devil came on horseback ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1,051 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
Hell and back again by Danfung Dennis ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,047 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
Half the sky ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Take an unforgettable journey with six actress / advocates and New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof to meet some of the most courageous individuals of our time, who are doing extraordinary work to empower women and girls everywhere. These are stories of heartbreaking challenge, dramatic transformation and enduring hope
Murder on a Sunday morning by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,020 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 lawyer, Patrick McGuiness. A true tale of murder and injustice
Hot coffee ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,010 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.: 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.'
Farmingville ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member 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. Includes filmmakers' comments at the end of the program
Lost boys of Sudan by Megan Mylan ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Dinka and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows two teenage Sudanese refugees in the United States. The boys grapple with stark cultural differences as they come to understand both the abundance and the alienation of American life
Dirt! the movie ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 898 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
Genghis blues ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member 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
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Docurama Films
English (79)
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