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Docurama (Firm)

Overview
Works: 463 works in 1,053 publications in 3 languages and 126,480 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
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Most widely held works by Docurama (Firm)
Gasland : Can you light your water on fire? by Josh Fox( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,840 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
King corn by Aaron Woolf( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Big River: Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis have returned to Iowa with a new mission: to investigate the environmental impact their acre of corn has had on the people and places downstream. In a journey that spans the heartland to the Gulf of Mexico, Ian and Curt trade their combine for a canoe and set out to see the big world their little acre of corn has touched. On their trip, flashbacks to the pesticides they sprayed, the fertilizers they injected, and the soil they plowed now lead to new questions explored by new experts in new places. Half of Iowa's topsoil, they learn, has been washed out to sea. Fertilizer runoff has spawned a hypoxic 'dead zone' in the Gulf. And, back at their acre, the herbicides they used are blamed for a cancer cluster that reaches all too close to home
Rivers and tides : Andy Goldsworthy working with time by Thomas Riedelsheimer( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,485 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
Half the sky by Nicholas D Kristof( Visual )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,362 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 1,352 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 )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,276 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 )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,251 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 1,222 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 1,196 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 )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,155 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 1,143 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 Weather Underground by Sam Green( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,134 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
Hell and back again by Danfung Dennis( Visual )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,126 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
A crude awakening : the oil crash by Basil Gelpke( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,125 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
Hot coffee( Visual )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,092 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 1,076 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
The Atomic Cafe by Kevin Rafferty( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,054 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"--Amazon.com. The footage is accompanied by contemporary music about the nuclear age
The devil came on horseback by Annie Sundberg( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,014 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
Murder on a Sunday morning by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 980 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
Girl rising by Richard E Robbins( Visual )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 975 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
 
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