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Participant Productions

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Works: 31 works in 210 publications in 8 languages and 23,663 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Documentary films  Historical films  Nonfiction films  Melodrama  Educational films  Filmed lectures  Biographical films 
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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 4,042 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 )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,914 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 2,826 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 )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,703 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 )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1980s, Charlie Wilson is best known as a womanizing US congressional representative from Texas. He seemed to be in the minor leagues, except for the fact that he is 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 the 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 )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josey Aimes needs a job and goes to work at a Minnesota steel mine after splitting with her violent husband. But the job proves to be almost as harrowing as her marriage. The male miners are resentful of women taking their jobs, so the men verbally abuse and play humiliating pranks on the female miners. After being physically assaulted by a coworker, Josey tries to fight against the harassment, but none of the other women will join her case, fearing that things will only get worse. A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the U.S. - Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won a landmark 1984 lawsuit
Fast food nation by Richard Linklater( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,509 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 746 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 by Ted Braun( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 672 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
Chicago 10 by Brett Morgen( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A highly-stylized and wildly original documentary film chronicling the anti-war protest of the 1968 Democratic National Convention held in Chicago, and the charismatic protest organizers brought to trial by the city"--Container
Man from Plains( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 490 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
Angels in the dust( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 337 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 290 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 205 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 : how the children of a Palestinian theatre group got involved in the intifadah by Juliano Mer( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in Arabic and English and held by 53 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
Le Vent du Nord by Jean-Julien Bourgault( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josey Aimes needs a job and goes to work at a Minnesota steel mine after splitting with her violent husband. But the job proves to be almost as harrowing as her marriage. The male miners are resentful of women taking their jobs, so the men verbally abuse and play humiliating pranks on the female miners. After being physically assaulted by a coworker, Josey tries to fight against the harassment, but none of the other women will join her case for fear that things will only get worse. A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the U.S. - Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won a landmark 1984 lawsuit
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?
No by Pablo Larraín( Visual )

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

Reporter Mia Moesgaard is the best political commentator on Danish television, and with the election around the corner, she barely has time to prepare for the imminent arrival of her adopted baby girl. When the popular Greens party, led by the dashing Thomas Borby vows to abolish oil drilling in Greenland, the citizens take notice, voting them in in a landslide victory. But only months after taking office, the Greens pull a complete backflip, and the citizens are furious. Their anger is voiced by Mia, who unwittingly states that the government's policy change may incite community violence. For one political activist, Rasmus, her words ring alarmingly true, and he takes it upon himself to make the government pay for their lies
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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