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Firelight Films (Firm)

Overview
Works: 25 works in 77 publications in 1 language and 6,399 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Historical films  Personal narratives  Film adaptations  Biographies  Historical television programs 
Classifications: E185.61, 323.1196073
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Most widely held works by Firelight Films (Firm)
American experience( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This inspirational documentary is about a band of courageous civil-rights activists calling themselves the Freedom Riders. Gaining impressive access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, it chronicles a chapter of American history that stands as an astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds
The Black Panthers : vanguard of the revolution by Stanley Nelson( Visual )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure trove of rare archival footage with the voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, and Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it. Featuring Kathleen Cleaver, Elaine Brown, Emory Douglas, Jamal Joseph, and many others, it's an essential history and a vibrant chronicle of this pivotal movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture in America."--Container
Freedom summer : Mississippi. 1964( Visual )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nation's most segregated states ... even in the face of intimidation, physical violence, and death"--Container
Marcus Garvey : look for me in the whirlwind by Stanley Nelson( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about Marcus Garvey, a Jamaican immigrant, and the Universal Negro Improvement Association; between 1916 and 1921, Garvey built the largest black mass movement in world history. Includes interviews with historians Robert Hill, Rupert Lewis, Winston James, Barbara Bair, Tony Martin, Clarence Walker and Theodore Kornweibel; also includes interviews with Marcus Garvey, Jr., John Rousseau, Estelle James, Joseph Bailey, Sister Mariamne Samad, Charles Mills, Virginia Collins, Claudius Barnes, Julius Garvey, and Simon Clarke
Jesse Owens( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite Jesse Owens's remarkable victories in the face of Nazi racism at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the athlete struggled to find a place for himself in a United States that was still wrestling to overcome its own deeply entrenched bias
Tell them we are rising( Visual )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black colleges and universities are a haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries and have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. Examines the impact these institutions have had on American history, culture, and national identity
Boss : the Black experience in business( Visual )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The documentary seeks to illuminate, educate, and inform, by examining more than 150 years of African-American men and women, from those bound by bondage to moguls at the top of multimillion-dollar empires
My first mister( Visual )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wickedly perceptive comedy about the life-altering, emotional armor-piercing friendship between a lonely 17-year-old rebel looking for a job and a conservative, middle-aged salesman
Freedom riders by Stanley Nelson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the integrated group of college students who decided in the spring of 1961 to ride a Greyhound bus from Washington, D.C. to New Orleans to bring attention to racial inequity in the United States. Recounts the hostile reception they received in the segregated South, the support they gradually achieved from civil rights leaders and organizations, and how their actions eventually forced the United States government to enforce the law regarding desegregation in interstate travel and public accommodations
The murder of Emmett Till( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shameful, sadistic murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a black boy who whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955, was a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement. Although Till's killers were apprehended, they were quickly acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury and proceeded to sell their story to a journalist, providing grisly details of the murder. Three months after Till's body was recovered, the Montgomery Bus Boycott began
ChiRunning. a revolutionary approach to effortless, injury-free running by Jue er( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join Danny Dreyer as he teaches a running technique in which the runner learns to use core muscles while relaxing the rest of the body
Breaking bows and arrows by Elizabeth Thomson( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary examines the events of the Bougainville, Papua New Guinea decade long conflict and the reconciliation ceremony that brought peace and healing
Tell Them We Are Rising : The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black colleges and universities are a haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries and have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. Examine the impact these institutions have had on American history, culture, and national identity
Cave in the snow( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1976 after experiencing gender discrimination within the monastic order, British born Tenzin Palmo isolated herself in a remote Himalayan cave engaging in twelve years of Buddhist meditation. Here, she faced unimaginable cold, wild animals, near-starvation and avalanches, grew her own food and slept in a traditional wooden meditation box, three-feet-square. She never lay down. Her goal - to gain enlightenment as a woman. Now dedicated to raising the education and status of nuns within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition she has embarked on an ambitious project to build a nunnery and international retreat centre in north India with the aim to help women achieve spiritual excellence. Tenzin Palmo is a leading figure in the last frontier of women's liberation, that of equal spiritual rights."--Container
ChiWalking : the five mindful steps for lifelong health and energy by Jue er( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chiwalking is an exciting new approach to health, fitness and well-being through the practice of walking. The technique blends walking with Tai Chi ... -- container
Jonestown : the life and death of Peoples Temple( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses news film and interviews with ex-cult members and survivors of the mass suicide to tell the story of Jim Jones
American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most famous athlete of his time, his stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Despite the racial slurs he endured, Jesse Owens' grace and athleticism rallied crowds across the globe. But when the four-time Olympic gold medalist returned home, he could not even ride in the front of a bus. The story of the 22-year-old son of a sharecropper who triumphed over adversity to become a hero and world champion, Jesse Owens is also about the elusive, fleeting quality of fame and the way Americans idolize athletes when they suit our purpose, and forget them once they don't
ChiWalking the five mindful steps for lifelong health and energy by Danny Dreyer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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ChiWalking. the five mindful steps for lifelong health and energy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines walking with tai chi to make walking easier on the body while improving or eliminating the pain and discomfort caused by walking incorrectly
Titans of the coral sea( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the brilliant turquoise waters of Papua New Guinea, the Titan people have fished the same coral reefs for over 40,000 years. The emergence of the global marketplace is creating new economic pressures on both the people and the reefs. Now, for the first time ever, they are running out of fish. The transition from subsistence culture to a cash culture has created a conflict between the needs of a people and the limits of what an environment can support. This film is about stewardship, and the hope of a community taking charge of their future
 
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