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Passion Pictures (Firm)

Works: 104 works in 332 publications in 3 languages and 19,043 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Biographical films  History  Drama  Film adaptations  Science films  Nature films  Video recordings for the hearing impaired 
Roles: Director, prn, Producer
Classifications: ML420.R757, 782.4216213
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Passion Pictures (Firm)
Searching for Sugar Man by Malik Bendjelloul( Visual )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Searching for Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest '70s rock icon who never was. After being discovered in a Detroit bar, Rodriguez's sound struck 2 renowned producers and they signed a recording deal. But when the album bombed, the singer disappeared into obscurity. A bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero
Project Nim by James Marsh( Visual )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Nim, the chimpanzee who became the focus of a landmark 1970s experiment to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. But as Nim's natural instincts take over and the humans trusted with his well-being fail to protect him, Project Nim uncovers the unflinching and extraordinary journey of one animal thrust into human society
The Tillman story( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pat Tillman gave up his professional football career to join the Army Rangers in 2002 - and became an instant symbol of patriotic fervor and unflinching duty. But the truth about Pat Tillman is far more complex, and ultimately more heroic, than the caricature created by the media. And when the government tried to turn his death into war propaganda, they took on the wrong family. From her home in the Santa Cruz mountains, Pat's mother, Dannie Tillman, led the family's crusade to reveal the truth beneath the mythology of their son's life and death. Featuring candid and revelatory interviews with Pat's fellow soldiers as well as his family, Amir Bar-Lev's emotional and insightful film not only shines a light on the shady aftermath of Pat's death and calls to task the entire chain of command, but also examines themes as timeless as the notion of heroism itself"--Container
In the shadow of the Moon by David Sington( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of NASA's Apollo program and the lunar landings by American astronauts made between 1968 and 1972. Features rare archival footage and interviews with surviving astronauts
One day in September by Kevin Macdonald( Visual )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and Multiple languages and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the shocking and incredibly true story of the brutal massacre of 11 Israeli athletes by a team of extreme Palestinian terrorists during the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany. From terrorist training in Libya to the terrorists sneaking into the Olympic Village to the tension-filled negotiations to the shocking conclusion at a German airport. Told with actual video shot during the crisis
My kid could paint that( Visual )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracks the overnight celebrity of Marla Olmstead, a toddler who creates gallery-worthy paintings on the dining room table of her family home. Sales of her paintings reach $300,000. Then the bubble burst. When a 2005 profile by '60 minutes' suggests that Marla had help making her paintings, the finger is pointed at her father, an amateur artist and night manager at Frito Lay. Almost overnight, her family is ensnared in a web of accusation and denial - the burden of proof placed squarely in their lap. Is Marla a child prodigy or an innocent victim of a hoax?
The green prince = al-Amīr al-akhḍar by Nadav Schirman( Visual )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based upon the true story of the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel's prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him
Happy Valley( Visual )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the 2011 Penn State child molestation scandal, in which Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was accused of several accounts of child sexual abuse and head coach Joe Paterno and university administration were implicated in a coverup. Looks at the effects of the scandal on the Penn State student body, Penn State alumni, and residents of State College, Pennsylvania. Covers Paterno's sudden decline in health and subsequent death in the wake of the scandal, with commentary by Paterno family members
We live in public by Ondi Timoner( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the complicated effects the web is having on our society as seen through the eyes of artist, futurist, and visionary, Josh Harris. Director Ondi Timoner documented more than a decade of Harris' increasingly tumultuous life and experiments, including one that involved living under 24-hour electronic surveillance, which led to his mental collapse
The Imposter by Bart Layton( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1994, a thirteen-year-old boy disappeared without a trace from San Antonio, Texas. Three-and-a-half years later, he is found alive and well thousands of miles away in Spain. He tells a story of kidnap and torture when he returns. While his family is excited to bring him home, all is not quite as it seems. Is the boy really who he claims to be, or is he an imposter giving the family false hope for their child's return?
I am Ali by Muhammad Ali( Visual )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate and heart-warming look at the man behind the legend as we've never seen Ali before. The documentary is told through exclusive, unprecedented access to Ali's personal archive of voice recordings combined with touching interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends, including his daughters, son, ex-wife and brother, plus legends of the boxing community including Mike Tyson, George Foreman and Gene Kilroy
How I live now by Kevin Macdonald( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the near-future UK; Daisy, an American teenager sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside. Initially withdrawn and alienated, she begins to warm up to her charming surroundings, and strikes up a romance with the handsome Edmund. But on the fringes of their idyllic summer days are tense news reports of an escalating conflict in Europe. As the UK falls into a violent, chaotic military state, Daisy finds herself hiding and fighting to survive
The final year by Greg Barker( Visual )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of the Barack Obama administration's foreign policy team and the events of Obama's final year in office
The age of stupid by Franny Armstrong( Visual )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pete Postlethwaite (the only fictional character) stars as an archivist living alone in the devastated future world of 2055, who spends his days looking at old footage from the years leading up to 2015 when a cataclysmic climate change took place. As he sifts through the relics of our lost and misguided civilization, the archivist asks why Earth's inhabitants did nothing to reverse the effects of climate change while they still had the chance
Koran by heart : one chance to remember( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this 80-minute documentary, three 10-year old children leave their native countries to participate in one of the Islamic world's most famous competitions, a test of memory and recitation known as The International Holy Koran Competition. As the competition reaches its climax, Koran By Heart offers a compelling and nuanced glimpse into some of the pressures faced by the next generation of Muslims
My life as a turkey by Joe Hutto( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moving story of a man who raises and bonds with a group of wild turkey hatchlings in Florida's flatwoods
A state of mind by Daniel Gordon( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Korean and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2003, as the United States confronts North Korea over its impending resumption of nuclear weapons production, North Koreans prepare to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their supposed "victory" over the South in the Korean War. This documentary tells the story of two teenage girls, Pak Hyon Sun and Kim Song Yon, and their families as the girls prepare to participate in this year's Mass Games, an intricately choreographed display of dancers, acrobats, and karate-chopping soldiers, celebrating North Korea's statehood and revolutionary zeal in one of the last surviving Communist showcase pageants. North Koreans rehearse for millions of hours in preparation for this unique extravaganza. The girls and their schoolmates practice their routines in Kim Il Sung Square, their diligent efforts leading toward an awe-inspiring public performance. This film yields surprising insights into family life and daily activity in the little known world of the "hermit kingdom." Includes an interview with Charles Armstrong of Columbia University
National lampoon, drunk stoned brilliant dead( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the history of the American comedy publication and production company, National Lampoon, from its beginning in the 1970s to 2010. The influence the magazine has had on our culture through turbulent times, morphing into Second City, Saturday Night Live, and the movies, and the stars and sorrows it has produced
The great invisible( Visual )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On April 20, 2010, communities throughout the Gulf Coast of the United States were devastated by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, a state-of-the-art offshore oil rig operated by BP in the Gulf of Mexico. In this documentary film, the director travels to small towns and major cities in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas to explore the fallout of the disaster on the people of the region
The summit by Nick Ryan( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In August of 2008, eighteen mountain climbers reached the top of K2, the second-highest mountain in the world. Forty-eight hours later, eleven people were dead, making it the deadliest day in modern mountain climbing history. While memorials paid tribute to those killed, there were also condemnations about why. Why do these athletes risk everything to reach a place humans are simply not meant to go? Why do they put their lives and the lives of others on the line in order to satisfy some indefinable need?
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