WorldCat Identities

Engfehr, Kurt

Works: 15 works in 84 publications in 6 languages and 6,741 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Biographical films  History  Travelogues (Motion pictures)  Sports films  Historical films  Documentary television programs  Live sound recordings 
Roles: Producer, Director, Film editor, Editor
Classifications: E902, 363.330973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kurt Engfehr
Bowling for Columbine by Michael Moore( Visual )

40 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 3,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States of America is notorious for its astronomical number of people killed by firearms for a developed nation without a civil war. With his signature sense of angry humor, activist filmmaker Michael Moore sets out to explore the roots of this bloodshed
Fat, sick, & nearly dead( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Joe Cross, recently obese and unhealthy, travels the United States promoting to all he encounters a lifestyle "reboot" centered around consuming only fruit and vegetable juices. Along the way he meets Phil Staples, a morbidly obese man to whom Cross offers his reboot cure
America the beautiful( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Filmmaker Darryl Roberts goes on a two year journey to examine America's new obsession: physical perfection. In America the beautiful, we learn secrets, confessions, and strikingly harsh realities as Roberts unearths the origins and deadly risks of our nation's quest for physical perfection ... [and] see how these increasingly unattainable images contribute greatly to the rise in low self-esteem, body dismorphia, and eating disorders for young women and girls who also happen to be the beauty industry's largest consumers. Who actually benefits from this high-priced journey towards this ideal? Is corporate America's bottom line so important that it justifies a nation's psychosis? What are the true costs of our obsession with youth, beauty, and a slender physique? At the heart of America the beautiful is the story of Gerren Taylor, a teenager who went from being an innocent 12 year old girl to being one of America's next top supermodels. ... Her tumultuous quest acts as a mirror to the American psyche, and it becomes apparent how the same beauty that could jump-start her career could ultimately destroy her young life. ... Roberts dives deep into America's culture of fear, consumption, and idolatry for all things external; he seeks answers from celebrities, media, academia, as well as everyday Americans"--Synopsis
Red army by Gabe Polsky( Visual )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A feature documentary about the Soviet Union and the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team. Told from the perspective of its captain Slava Fetisov, the story portrays his transformation from national hero to political enemy. The film examines how sport mirrors social and cultural movements and parallels the rise and fall of the Red Army team with the Soviet Union
A people uncounted : the untold story of the Roma( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in Multiple languages and English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey into the world of the Roma - a people who through the ages have been both romanticized and vilified in popular culture, politics and art, and who have endured centuries of intolerance and persecution. Visiting 11 countries and interviewing dozens of Roma artists, historians, musicians and Holocaust survivors, this revealing film documents their culturally rich but often difficult lives, taking us back to ancient times and forward to the little-known story of Roma genocide at the hands of Nazis during World War II. As we watch the incredible story of the Roma unfold, both the people and their history come to life through the interplay of their evocative music and poetry, interwoven with true stories told by the survivors of the camps. As intolerance is on the rise in European politics, this remarkable film reminds us that ethnic minorities all too often fall prey to racism and genocide. "Telling the gypsies' tale beyond the stereotype... 'A People Uncounted' explores the Roma through the centuries."- The New York Times. "An enlightening, globe-trotting documentary that brings this little-known story to light in powerful fashion." - The Hollywood Reporter. "Profoundly unsettling and deeply moving." - The Village Voice
The kids menu( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The Kids Menu' is a feature documentary from the team that brought you 'Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead.' As filmmaker Joe Cross spent time traveling the world with his previous two films, he met thousands of people and one issue that came up again and again was what to do about the growing childhood obesity problem. In 'The Kids Menu,' Joe meets with experts, parents, teachers and kids, coming to the realization that childhood obesity isn't the real issue, but rather a symptom of a bigger problem: the lack of knowledge of what healthy foods are; lack of access to healthy and affordable options; and the influence of negative role models. All of this together seems to be a lot to overcome, but when empowered, kids often make the surprising choice of the healthier path. In this inspiring and hopeful documentary, we see amazing programs in action, inspiring individuals paving the way for change, but most of all--kids taking the lead in getting healthier options on their own menu"--
Seamless( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In search of the next hot designer, Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, unites with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) to give aspiring designers an opportunity of a lifetime. Competing for a prize of $200,000 and a mentorship with an industry executive, 10 finalists were chosen to prove their worthiness to the panel. This documentary follows three of these promising designers, detailing their stories and emphasizing the pressure of their road to hopeful victory. The documentary features cameos by prominent designers Vera Wang and Isaac Mizrahi"--Container
History specials. LBJ's battle for civil rights( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HISTORY's award-winning original specials explore the people, places, and events that have shaped who we are today. Whether offering in-depth perspective on ancient cultures, exploring geological wonders, or analyzing history's greatest military strategies, HISTORY specials provide an informative and entertaining look into the great stories of the world around us. Lyndon Baines Johnson passed some of the most important civil rights legislation of the 1960s that still affects Americans today. Discover how he used the power of the presidency to strike deals, make trades and form an alliance with MLK
The soul of Nina Simone by Nina Simone( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wake up( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonas Elrod was leading an ordinary life until he woke up one day to a totally new reality. He suddenly could see and hear angels, demons, auras and ghosts. The documentary Wake Up follows this fascinating story of an average guy who inexplicably developed the ability to access other dimensions. With his loving but skeptical girlfriend by his side, Jonas crisscrosses the country as he searches for answers and delves deeper into this thrilling world of the phenomenal and spiritual. Wake Up is a call to consciousness to everyone who sees it; an invitation to accept that there is more to this life than meets the eye
Please don't beat me, sir!( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in Hindi and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over sixty million Indians belong to communities imprisoned by the British as "criminals by birth.' The Chhara of Ahmedabad, in Western India, are one of 198 such 'criminal tribes.' Declaring that they are 'born actors, ' not 'born criminals, ' a group of Chhara youth have turned to street theater in their fight against police brutality, corruption, and the stigma of criminality--a stigma internalized by their own grandparents. Please don't beat me, Sir! follows the lives of these young actors and their families as they take their struggle to the streets, hoping their plays will spark a revolution"--Container
Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Una de las películas más controvertidas y subversivas del año, es una investigación mordaz del realizador ganador del premio de la Academia Michael Moore de las acciones ocurridas durante el mandato de Bush inmediatamente después de los trágicos eventos de septiembre 11. Con el humor que lo caracteriza y ese tenaz compromiso por revelar los hechos, Moore reflexiona con respecto a la presidencia de George W. Bush y a dónde nos ha llevado ésta. Analiza cómo y por qué, Bush y su gabinete evitaron darle seguimiento al vínculo que Arabia Saudita tenía con los eventos de septiembre 11, a pesar de que 15 de los 19 secuestradores eran sauditas y dinero saudí había financiado a la organización Al Qaeda. Fahrenheit 9/11 nos muestra a una nación que vive bajo un constante miedo por las alertas del FBI y bajo el engaño por no aceptar una ley, la USA Patriot Act, que infringe los derechos civiles básicos. Es bajo esta atmósfera de confusión, sospecha y ansiedad que el Gobierno de Bush se involucra de manera precipitada hacia la guerra en Irak y Fahrenheit 9/11 nos lleva a las entrañas de esa guerra para contar historias que no hemos escuchado, ilustrando con ello el horrible costo humano para los soldados estadounidenses y sus familias".--Envase
Die Yes Men reparieren die Welt( )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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