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Docurama (Firm)

Overview
Works: 418 works in 785 publications in 3 languages and 127,540 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Environmental films  Biography  Case studies  Interviews  Biographical films  Social problem films  Musical films  Live-action/animation films 
Roles: fds, prn, Publisher, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: TN881.A1, 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 )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,833 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 complains 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 No Linguistic content and held by 1,742 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 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Corn: 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 )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,399 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 invisible war by Kirby Dick( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,292 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 atomic cafe by Jayne Loader( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,292 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
Half the sky( Visual )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,264 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
Autism the musical( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,226 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
The Weather Underground by Sam Green( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty years ago, a group of young American radicals announced their intention to overthrow the U.S. government, attempting to incite a national revolution, while successfully evading one of the largest FBI manhunts in history
Maya Lin a strong clear vision( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,185 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
A crude awakening the oil crash by Basil Gelpke( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,177 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
Sound and fury by Josh Aronson( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,138 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
Lost boys of Sudan by Megan Mylan( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Dinka and held by 1,095 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
Hell and back again by Danfung Dennis( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,088 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
Hot coffee( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,073 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
The devil came on horseback by Guthrie CSD( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,053 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
Chasing ice( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,044 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
Murder on a Sunday morning by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 994 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
Farmingville by Carlos J Sandoval( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late 1990's, some 1,500 Mexican workers moved to the middle-class town of Farmingville. In some ways a familiar American story - an influx of illegal immigrants to do work the local won't; rising tensions with the Anglo populations; charges and counter-charges of lawlessness and racism; protest marches, unity rallies and internet campaigns. Then came the vicious hate crimes that tore the community apart. But this story does not take place in California or Texas, this takes place in Farmingville, New York on Long Island
Dirt! : the movie( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 963 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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