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Participant Productions

Works: 23 works in 191 publications in 8 languages and 23,470 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biographical films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Educational films  Filmed lectures  Melodrama 
Roles: prn
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Participant Productions
An inconvenient truth by Davis Guggenheim( Visual )

47 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former U.S. 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 )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,847 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 )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,841 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 )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is less oil than the world requires, and that will make some people rich and others dead. Career CIA field operative Bob Barnes is sorting out his midcareer issues--his bosses want him quietly confined to a desk job. Bryan Woodman, an expatriate in Geneva, becomes the financial adviser to idealistic Gulf Prince Nasir. Corporate lawyer Bennett Holiday is finessing the questionable merger of two powerful U.S. oil companies. In Prince Nasir's country, meanwhile, young Pakistani laborer Wasim succumbs to the lure of radical Islam, seeking refuge from the dusty oil fields and crowded hostels in the tranquility of a madrasa. In the labyrinthine, interconnected worlds of espionage and politics, international finance and law, oil and radical Islam, motives and convictions can shape lives, or destroy them
Charlie Wilson's war by Mike Nichols( Visual )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1980s, Charlie Wilson was best known as a womanizing US congressional representative from Texas. He seemed to be in the minor leagues, except for the fact that he was a member of two major foreign policy and covert-ops committees. However, once Charlie is prodded by his major conservative supporter, Joanne Herring, Wilson learns about the plight of the people who are suffering from the effects of the brutal Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. With the help of a maverick CIA agent, Gust Avrakotos, Wilson dedicates his canny political efforts to supply the Afghan mujahideen with the weapons and support needed to defeat the Soviet Union. Ultimately, Charlie learns that while military victory can be obtained, there are other consequences and prices to that fight that are ignored to everyone's sorrow. Based on a true story
The visitor by Tom McCarthy( Visual )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonesome widower and college economics professor finds his mundane existence suddenly shaken up when he befriends a pair of illegal immigrants, one of whom has recently been threatened with deportation by U.S. immigration authorities
North country by Charlize Theron( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,653 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 )

8 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 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

À l'automne 2003, la communauté internationale apprend que les détenus de la prison d'Abu Ghraib, en Irak, sont victimes de graves abus physiques, psychologiques et sexuels de la part des soldats américains en poste. Plus consternant encore, ce scandale est mis au jour par le biais de photographies des sévices, prises par les tortionnaires eux-mêmes. Le documentariste Errol Morris est allé à la rencontre des soldats condamnés pour leurs actions afin de reconstituer la chronique de ces terribles événements. [(c) Médiafilm]
Darfur now six stories, one hope by Ted Braun( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 684 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 508 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 by Louise Hogarth( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of Marion Cloete, who left a life of privilege in Johannesburg, South Africa, to open an orphanage that has provided for more than 550 children orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic
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 292 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 214 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

Arna Mer Khamis spent her life campaigning for human rights. In the Jenin refugee camp, Arna opened a theatre where she taught children to express themselves through art. When Arna died of cancer in 1995, the theater ultimately did not survive. Five years later her son, Juliano, returns to discover what happened to "Arna's children."
Erin Brockovich Notting Hill ; Duplicity ; Charlie Wilson's war( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 8 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?
Global warming a look at both sides of the climate change debate( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presented by the Heartland Institute, this double feature of the documentary films "An Inconvenient Truth: A Global Warning" and "The Great Global Warming Swindle" allows viewers to consider both sides of the global warming debate and related issues
The Armenian genocide by Laurence Jourdan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete story of the first Genocide of the 20th century, when over a million Armenians died at the hands of the Ottoman Turks during World War I -- an event that is denied by Turkey to this day. This film features interviews with leading experts in the field, such as Pulitzer Prize-winning author Samantha Power and New York Times best-selling author Peter Balakian. The documentary includes never-before-seen historical footage of the events and key players, including Rafael Lemkin telling the story of how he invented the word Genocide in the 1940s. Featuring the voiceover talents of Ed Harris, Natalie Portman, Laura Linney, and Orlando Bloom
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