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Participant Productions

Overview
Works: 28 works in 184 publications in 8 languages and 23,416 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biographical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Melodrama  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Feminist films 
Roles: prn
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Participant Productions
An inconvenient truth by Davis Guggenheim( Visual )

42 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former Vice President Al Gore explains the facts of global warming, presents arguments that the dangers of global warning have reached the level of crisis, and addresses the efforts of certain interests to discredit the anti-global warming cause. Between lecture segments, Gore discusses his personal commitment to the environment, sharing anecdotes from his experiences
Good Night, and Good Luck by George Clooney( Visual )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes place in the 1950's America, during the early days of broadcast journalism. It chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee. With a desire to report the facts and enlighten the public, Murrow, and his dedicated staff - headed by his producer Fred Friendly and Joe Wershba in the CBS newsroom - defy corporate and sponsorship pressures to examine the lies and scaremongering tactics perpetrated by McCarthy during his communist 'witch-hunts'. A very public feud develops when the Senator responds by accusing the anchor of being a communist. In this climate of fear and reprisal, the CBS crew carries on and their tenacity will prove historic and monumental
The kite runner by Marc Forster( Visual )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a divided country on the verge of war, two childhood friends, Amir and Hassan, are about to be torn apart forever. It's a glorious afternoon in Kabul and the skies are bursting with the exhilarating joy of a kite-fighting tournament. But in the aftermath of the day's victory, one boy's fearful act of betrayal will mark their lives forever and set in motion an epic quest for redemption. Now, after twenty years of living in America, Amir returns to a perilous Afghanistan under the Taliban's iron-fisted rule to face the secrets that still haunt him and take one last daring chance to set things right
Syriana by Stephen Gaghan( Visual )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a career CIA operative, Bob Barnes begins to uncover the disturbing truth about the work he has devoted his life to. An up-and-coming oil broker, Bryan Woodman faces an unimaginable family tragedy and finds redemption in his partnership with idealistic Gulf Prince Nasir al-Subaai. Corporate lawyer, Bennett Holiday faces a moral dilemma as he finesses the questionable merger of two powerful U.S. oil companies Across the globe, a disenfranchised Wasim Khan, a Pakistani teenager, falls prey to the recruiting efforts of a charismatic cleric. Each plays their small part in the vast and complex system that powers the industry, unaware of the explosive impact their lives will have upon the world
Charlie Wilson's war by Mike Nichols( Visual )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects
The visitor by Tom McCarthy( Visual )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disaffected college professor develops a friendship with two illegal immigrants
North country by Charlize Theron( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the late 1980s, this drama inspired by actual events follows a single mother as she returns to her northern Minnesota hometown in search of work. After her friend gets her a job at a local iron mine, she finds herself facing unsafe conditions and sexual harassment. Deciding to fight back, she enlists the help of sympathetic attorney to sue her uncaring employers
Fast food nation by Richard Linklater( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If it's true that we are what we eat, then how do we even know who we are? Don Anderson is trying to balance his search for the truth with an apparent desire not to do anything that might hurt his career. Raul and Sylvia, having crossed the border illegally, take up dangerous, stomach-turning jobs at the meat-processing plant. Amber is a teenage burger-slinger who wants to both change the world and get out of town. These two desires--to fight the system and to win by its rules--are not necessarily incompatible, though they may seem contradictory. Everyone has something to say, but hard ethical choices are set down by the logic of 21st-century consumer capitalism
Standard operating procedure by Errol Morris( Visual )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First revealed to the world through impromptu photographs taken by U.S. soldiers stationed within the facility, this documentary investigates the story and causes behind the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. Involving apparent wide-scale abuse and torture of prisoners, the photos forced attention on the decisions and actions that turned the once-notorious Iraqi prison into an even more notorious U.S.-run detainment center. One of the most dramatic moments in recent U.S. military history is examined through interviews with participants and dramatic reenactments
Darfur now six stories, one hope( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the story of six people who are determined to end the sufferings in Sudan's war-ravaged Darfur. The six - an American activist, an international prosecutor, a Sudanese rebel, a sheikh, a leader of the World Food Program and an internationally known actor - demonstrate the power of how one individual can create extraordinary changes
Man from Plains by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmy Carter, a champion for human rights around the world, was elected the 39th President of the United States in 1976 and awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. As ex-president, Jimmy Carter ignites a firestorm of controversy when he tours the country to promote "Palestine: peace not apartheid," a new book that questions Israel's policies towards the Occupied Territories
Chicago 10 by Brett Morgen( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the anti-war protest of the 1968 Democratic National Convention held in Chicago and the protest organizers brought to trial by the city. Told with animation, archival footage and music
Angels in the dust( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of Marion Cloete, who left a life of privelage in Johannesburg, South Africa, to open an orphanage that has provided for more than 550 children
The world according to Sesame Street by a Cultural Education Film Symposium: Windows to the World( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores the behind-the-scenes drama, challenges, and rewarding outcome of producing local versions of the world's most watched children's television program. The film follows dedicated Sesame producers around the globe as they team with local producers to bring to life the shows in Bangladesh, Kosovo and South Africa." -- Container
American gun( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seemingly disparate portraits of people. Among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student. Distinctly American, all are affected by the proliferation of guns in American society
Arna's children by Juliano Mer( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in Arabic and English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This personal narrative tells the story of a children's threatre group on the West Bank that was established by Arna Mer Khamis, who grew up in a Zionist family and later married a Palestinian Arab. Shifts back and forth in time to show the children in rehearsal from 1989 to 1996, and then revisits them later to discover the tragic fates that awaited three of them
Darfur now : six stories, one hope( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the story of six people who are determined to end the sufferings in Sudan's war-ravaged Darfur. The six - an American activist, an international prosecutor, a Sudanese rebel, a sheikh, a leader of the World Food Program and an internationally known actor - demonstrate the power of how one individual can create extraordinary changes
Erin Brockovich Notting Hill ; Duplicity ; Charlie Wilson's war( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notting Hill: When the world's most famous movie star falls for a bookstore owner, the couple comes to face the ultimate question: can two people fall in love with the whole world watching?
An inconvenient truth a global warning( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former Vice President Al Gore explains the facts of global warming, presents arguments that the dangers of global warning have reached the level of crisis, and addresses the efforts of certain interests to discredit the anti-global warming cause. Between lecture segments, Gore discusses his personal commitment to the environment, sharing anecdotes from his experiences
No by Pablo Larraín( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum
 
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