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Thinkfilm (Firm)

Works: 246 works in 775 publications in 9 languages and 35,356 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Drama  History  Interviews  Social problem films  Biographies  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Romantic comedy films  Environmental films 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Thinkfilm (Firm)
Born into Brothels by Ross Kauffman( Visual )

32 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tribute to the resiliency of childhood and the restorative power of art, Born into Brothels is a portrait of several unforgettable children who live in Calcutta's red ight district, where their mothers work as prostitutes. Spurred by the kids' fascination with her camera, Zena Briski, a New York-based photographer living in the brothels and documenting life there, decides to teach them photography. As they begin to look at and record their world through new eyes, the kids, who society refused to recognize, awaken for the first time to their own talents and sense of worth. Filmakers Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski capture the way in which beauty can be found even in the seemingly bleakest amd most hopeless of places, and how art and education can empower children to transform their lives -- Container
Murderball by Dana Adam Shapiro( Visual )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the personal stories and fierce competition of American and Canadian wheelchair rugby players as they struggle toward the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece
In the shadow of the Moon by David Sington( Visual )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,279 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
Half nelson by Ryan Fleck( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A high school teacher with a drug habit finds a friendship in an unlikely source - one of his troubled students. Will their relationship help them or harm them?
Taxi to the dark side by Alex Gibney( Visual )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigation into the introduction of torture as an interrogation technique in U.S. facilities, and the role played by key figures of the Bush Administration in the process. Takes an in-depth look at the case of Afghan taxi driver Dilawar, who was suddenly detained by the U.S. military one afternoon and died in his Bagram prison cell five days later
Encounters at the end of the world( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film, like many from director Werner Herzog, is a poem of oddness and beauty. Investigating the lives of the "professional dreamers" who conduct research at the bottom of the world in Antarctica, he finds a happily cynical lot, who regard climate change and the potential extinction of Homo sapiens in rather a different light than most people. They study penguins, seals, volcanoes, miniscule underwater creatures, and the shifting ice patterns. In this harsh yet beautiful place, where compasses are useless, and the climate is negative 70 degrees Fahrenheit, Herzog finds the scenery splendid, and McMurdo Station research center repellent. For viewers who have wondered why anyone would go to Antarctica, Herzog's film provides some interesting answers, and many scenes capturing the natural beauty of the ice continent
The story of the weeping camel by Davaa Byambasuren( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Mongolian and English and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blend of documentary and drama. In the Gobi Desert, a family of nomadic shepherds assists the births of its camel herd. They face a crisis when one white calf is rejected by its mother after a difficult delivery. When any hope for the little one seems to have vanished, the nomads sends its two young boys on a journey through the desert, to fetch a musician capable of performing a magical ceremony
War dance by Sean Fine( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A depiction of the transformative and uplifting potential of music and dance in the lives of children. Dominic, Rose, and Nancy are three children of the Acholi tribe, living in the war zone displacement camp in Patongo, Uganda. As war refugees, their families have been decimated, their homes lost, and they have been burdened with vivid memories of violence. However, the children are at least able to attend a camp school that offers them inspiration, as they participate in music, song and performance. When they are invited to compete in an annual music and dance festival in their nation's capitol, an opportunity for which all 20,000 Ugandan schools compete, they are given the chance to regain hope and success in their lives
Then she found me by Helen Hunt( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The untold story of Emmett Louis Till by Keith A Beauchamp( Visual )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Emmett Louis Till, an African-American teenager who was murdered for whistling at a white women in Mississippi in 1955. Chronicles director Beauchamp's decade-long effort to determine the true identities of Till's killers
Nanjing = Nanking by William Guttentag( Visual )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the Japanese invasion of Nanking, China in the early days of World War II and focuses on the efforts of a small group of unarmed Westerners who established a Safety Zone where over 200,000 Chinese found refuge. Told through deeply moving interviews with Chinese survivors, archival footage, and chilling testimonies of Japanese soldiers, interwoven with staged readings of the Westerners' letters and diaries
The Boys of Baraka( Visual )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a group of 12-year-old boys from the most violent ghettos of Baltimore to the Baraka School, an experimental boarding school in rural Kenya, where children live by strict guidelines, yet are given the freedom to grow
Lake of fire by Tony Kaye( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the subject of abortion where there can be no absolutes, no 'right' or 'wrong.' Equal time is given to both sides, covering arguments from either extremes of the spectrum, as well as those at the center, who acknowledge that, in the end, everyone is 'right' or 'wrong.'
Keeping mum by Niall Johnson( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An absent-minded vicar of a rural parish is so distracted by the pressures of his job that he fails to notice his wife's dalliance with her brash golf instructor, his daughter's parade of new boyfriends, and his young son's regular trouncing by the school's bullies. Enter their new housekeeper, Grace, the answer to the family's prayers. Grace is a sweet old lady with her own distinctive definition of cleaning house, with an unusual way of solving every day problems
Bus 174 by José Padilha( Visual )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Brazilian documentary uses a combination of video taken for Brazilian television and ex post facto talking-head interviews. Their work explores a bus hijacking that took place in Rio de Janeiro in 2000, and paints a heartbreaking, shocking portrait of Sandro, the perpetrator, a child of the slums who had survived a notorious police massacre of homeless children in 1992, and a society riven by poverty and violence. It is a powerful, award-winning examination of the tragic series of events that followed - when a SWAT team took evasive action against the drug-addled hijacker
Bordertown by Gregory Nava( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young girl is raped and left for dead in Mexico, she enlists the help of an ambitious reporter and a local newspaper owner for help. Soon their own lives are in danger as they try to uncover the terrors on the border. Inspired by true events
Primer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PRIMER is set in the industrial park/suburban tract-home fringes of an unnamed contemporary city where two young engineers, Abe and Aaron, are members of a small group of men who work by day for a large corporation while conducting extracurricular experiments on their own time in a garage. While tweaking their current project, a device that reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it by blocking gravitational pull, they accidentally discover that it has some highly unexpected capabilities--ones that could enable them to do and to have seemingly anything they want. Taking advantage of this unique opportunity is the first challenge they face. Dealing with the consequences is the next
The assassination of Richard Nixon by Niels Mueller( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Turkish and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on real-life events. Set in 1974 and centers on a businessman who takes extreme measures to achieve his American dream
The air I breathe by Kevin Bacon( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. Four very different people teetering on the edge of desperation are unexpectedly linked by their destinies. Filled with surprising twists and turns, this suspenseful, action-filled drama employs both brutal violence and aching poetry in a moving exploration of the search for happiness in a gritty urban world
The agronomist by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Haitian national hero, journalist, and freedom fighter Jean Dominique, whom Demme first met and filmed in 1986. As owner and operator of his nation's oldest and only free radio station, Dominique was frequently at odds with his country's various repressive governments and spent much of the 80's and early 90's in exile in New York, where Demme continued to interview him over the years. Dominique fought tirelessly against his country's overwhelming injustice, oppression, and poverty, but it was his shocking and still-unsolved assassination in April of 2000 that gave the director the impetus to assemble more than a decade's worth of material into a celebration of this dynamic man's life and legacy
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