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Participant Productions

Overview
Works: 44 works in 164 publications in 6 languages and 23,110 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Biography  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Personal narratives  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Classifications: PN1995.9.B55, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Participant Productions
An inconvenient truth by Al Gore( Visual )

29 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 3,940 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
The kite runner by DreamWorks Animation( Visual )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 2,795 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
Good night, and good luck by George Clooney( Visual )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,722 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
Syriana by Stephen Gaghan( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2,592 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 )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama based on 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 )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josey Aimes works 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 get worse
Fast food nation by Eric Schlosser( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,477 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 )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 744 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( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 694 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 519 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( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 490 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 )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 351 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 219 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
An inconvenient truth study guide( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arna's children( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Arabic and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arna Mer Khamis spent her life campaigning for human rights. In the Jenin refugee camp, Arna opened a theater 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."
An inconvenient truth by Davis Guggenheim( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 24 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
The kite runner Les cerfs-volants de Kaboul by Marc Forster( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and French and held by 10 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
Angels in the dust( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the Cloete family, who left a comfortable life to run an orphanage and school in Botshabelo, located one hour from Johannesburg, and the children and villagers they help cope with poverty, disease, and other social problems
 
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