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Participant Productions

Works: 34 works in 233 publications in 8 languages and 23,773 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Documentary films  History  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Historical films  Educational films  Filmed lectures  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
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 )

57 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 4,052 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 )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,928 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 )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afghanistan, 1970's. Amir is a Pushtun boy. Hassan is a Hazara boy. Amir and Hassan are raised together in Amir's father house. They play together and go kitting on the streets of a peaceful Kabul. Amir feels that his wise and good father, Baba, blames him for the death of his mother during his delivery. He feels that his father loves and prefers Hassam to him. In return, Amir feels a great respect for his father's best friend, Rahim Khan, who supports his intention to become a writer. After Amir wins a kitting competition, Hassan runs to bring a kite to Amir, but Hassan is beaten and raped by the brutal Assef in an empty street to protect Amir's kite. Amir witnesses the assault but does not help Hassan. Amir frames Hassan as a thief and his father is forced to fire Amir. After the Russians invade Afghanistan, Baba and Amir move to California, where Amir becomes a famous writer and marries a fellow countrywoman. After a phone call reveals a family secret, Amir returns to Pakistan on a journey of redemption
Syriana by Stephen Gaghan( Visual )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 2,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Big oil mean big money, Very big money. And that fact unleashes corruption that stretches from Houston to Washington to the Mideast - and ensnares industralists, princes, spies, politicos, oilfield laborers and terrorists in a deadly, deceptive web of move and countermove
Charlie Wilson's war by Mike Nichols( Visual )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,663 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
North Country by Charlize Theron( Visual )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sequences involving sexual harrassment including violence and dialogue, and for language
Fast food nation by Richard Linklater( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ensemble drama examining the health issues and social consequences of America's love affair with fast food
Standard operating procedure by Errol Morris( Visual )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 750 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 )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De janvier à mai 2007, le cinéaste Theodore Braun a visité le Darfour afin de documenter en images et en paroles ce que l'ONU désigne comme l'une des plus grandes crises humanitaires de l'Histoire. Ses recherches l'ont amené à rencontrer six personnes engagées dans les processus de justice et de paix: l'activiste Adam Sterling, le procureur du Tribunal Pénal International de La Haye Luis Moreno-Ocampo, l'acteur et auteur Don Cheadle, le réfugié du camp de Hamadea Ahmed Mohammed Abakar, le bénévole Pablo Recalde et la membre de la rébellion Hejewa Adam
Man from Plains( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 485 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 Hank Azaria( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 482 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 )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 338 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 289 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 200 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 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This personal narrative tells the story of a children's theatre 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. Directed by Arna's son Juliano, Arna's Children 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. Devastating and shocking, the film reveals the tragedy and horror of lives trapped by the circumstances of the Israeli occupation
An inconvenient sequel : truth to power by Al Gore( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought the climate crisis into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes - in moments both private and public, funny and poignant - as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion."--Container
Erin Brockovich ; Notting Hill ; Duplicity ; Charlie Wilson's war( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 11 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?
Le Vent du Nord by Jean-Julien Bourgault( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 9 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
No by Pablo Larraín( Visual )

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

"No! provides a comprehensive lens through which to examine the impact of sexual violence on Black women and girls -- calling to task in particular the behaviors and attitudes of Black men in reinforcing a cultural assault...No! includes messages from violence prevention advocates as well as testimonials from survivors who defy victimization..." -- Container
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