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Boekelheide, Todd

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Most widely held works by Todd Boekelheide
A midwife's tale( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of two women, 200 years apart, linked together by the massive yet cryptic diary one of them left behind. The life and world of Martha Ballard, a frontier midwife in Maine, is reconstructed through her diary. She lived through the economic boom and bust, and political and social turmoil of the decades following the American Revolution
Ballets Russes by Dayna Goldfine( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fame, glamour, ego, politics, money, war, love, and dance: essential elements that made up more than fifty years in the lives of a group of revolutionary artists. This is the story of an extraordinary merger of Russian, American, European, and Latin American dancers who collaborated with composers, choreographers, and designers to transform the face of ballet for generations to come. The film maps the company's Diaghilev-era beginnings in turn-of-the-century Paris to its halcyon days in the 1930s and '40s--when the Ballets Russes toured America and the world, astonishing audiences with artistry never before seen--to its demise in the 1950s and '60s when rising costs, rocketing egos, outside competition, and internal mismanagement ultimately brought this revered company to its knees. Infused with juicy anecdotal interviews from many of the company's glamorous stars, this is a brief yet fascinating history of a groundbreaking company
Dear America : letters home from Vietnam by Richard Dewhurst( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and French and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combined authentic stock footage and a chronology of events depict the war as it was experienced, as actually recorded in letters home, written by American soldiers serving in Vietnam. Some of the letter writers lived to tell their stories; others died, leaving behind their letters as a poignant last will and testament
Hearts of darkness : a filmmaker's apocalypse by Fax Bahr( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth and engrossing look into the making of Francis Ford Coppola's epic Apocalypse Now, as filmed by his wife Eleanor. Includes optional audio commentary featuring Francis and Eleanor Coppola and "CODA : thirty years later," Eleanor Coppola's new documentary on Coppola's new film, Youth Without Youth
Regret to inform( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara Sonneborn realiza una auténtica peregrinación por los campos vietnamitas donde murieron tantas personas. La directora explora el significado de la guerra realizando entrevistas a viudas y dando muestras de una verdadera herencia de carácter bélico
Blessed is the match : the life and death of Hannah Senesh( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the life story of Hungarian-born poet and Holocaust heroine Hannah Senesh, who was only 22 when she parachuted into Nazi-occupied Europe as part of a rescue mission to save the Jews of Hungary. Dramatizations, interviews, photographs, newsreel footage, letters, and diary entries are used to illuminate Senesh's early years, her immigration to Palestine, her involvement in the perilous rescue mission, and her capture and eventual execution in Hungary
Homeland : four portraits of Native action by Roberta Grossman( Visual )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed against some of America's most spectacular backdrops, from Alaska to Maine and Montana to New Mexico, this award-winning film profiles Native American activists who are fighting to protect Indian lands, preserve their sovereignty and ensure the cultural survival of their peoples. Nearly all 317 Native American reservations in the U.S. face grave environmental threats - toxic waste, strip mining, oil drilling and nuclear contamination. A moving tribute to the power of grassroots organizing, Homeland is also a call-to-action against the current dismantling of thirty years of environmental laws
The future of food by Deborah Koons Garcia( Visual )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade. THE FUTURE OF FOOD examines the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat as huge multinational corporations seek to control the world's food system. The film also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture, placing organic and sustainable agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis today"--Container
Dim sum : a little bit of heart by Wayne Wang( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A charming, delightful comedy about a Chinese-American family in contemporary San Francisco trying to maintain a link to their cultural heritage while confronted with the changing world around them
Señorita extraviada by Lourdes Portillo( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Más de 250 mujeres jóvenes fueron secuestradas, violadas y asesinadas en Ciudad Juárez, México. Los perpetuators de estos crímenes no han sido aprendidos, aunque estos crímenes han estado ocurriendo regularmente desde 1993
Paper tigers by Malcolm Cecil( Visual )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film follows 6 students from Lincoln Alternative High School in Walla Walla, Washington. The principal and teachers embraced a non-punitive, trauma-informed model of teaching and discipline in order to counteract the chaos and violence present in the school. Using the ACE's model in the classroom helped the students understand their negative emotions and create an atmosphere for success
Freedom machines( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how human experience and new technological innovations are outpacing social policies. This program profiles four individuals who have overcome their disabilities or succeeded despite their physical conditions with the help of new technologies
3 1/2 minutes, ten bullets( Visual )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On Black Friday 2012, four African-American teenagers stopped at a gas station to buy gum and cigarettes. One of them, Jordan Davis, argued with Michael Dunn, a white man parked beside them, over the volume of music playing in their car. The altercation turned to tragedy when Dunn fired 10 bullets at the unarmed boys, killing Davis almost instantly. This documentary film explores the danger and subjectivity of Florida's Stand Your Ground self-defense laws by weaving Dunn's trial with a chorus of citizen and pundit opinions, and with Jordan Davis' parents' wrenching experiences in and out of the courtroom. As conversations about Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Walter Scott, Freddy Gray, and other victims of senseless violence play out on the national stage, 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets dives deep into the aftermath of Jordan Davis' murder. This intimate story of unnecessary loss in the face of insidious racism promotes seeing one another as human beings, with the hope that compassion will lessen the inevitability of racial bias, disparity and violence."--Container
The big picture : rethinking dyslexia( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Produced with the purpose of alleviating the stigma associated with dyslexia, The big picture features the testimony of individuals from various backgrounds diagnosed with dyslexia (including investment advisor Charles Schwab and billionaire Richard Branson) describing how they learned to live with and overcome their disability. Medical experts explain the neurological causes of the condition
Soldiers of conscience( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When is it right to kill? In the midst of war, is it right to refuse? Eight U.S. soldiers, some whom have killed and some who have said no, reveal their inner moral dilemmas in SOLDIERS OF CONSCIENCE. Made with official permission of the U.S. Army, the film transcends politics to explore the tension between spiritual values and military orders"--POV website
Spin by Paul Manchin( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight-year-old Eddie is left parentless when the plane his father is piloting crashes into a mountain near their home. Frank, Eddie's uncle, who is also a pilot, is left with the responsibility of caring for the boy. Soon, however, Frank leaves for a job overseas and leaves Eddie in the care of ranch manager Ernesto and his school-teacher wife Margaret. When Frank returns ten years later, it is to fulfill his brother's wish that Eddie be taught to fly. Eddie struggles to find his bearings as a young man with mixed emotions toward his uncle, his love for the couple who raised him, the loss of his birth parents, and his blossoming first love with Francesca
Alice Waters and her delicious revolution( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Follow Alice Waters through a year of seasonal shopping and cooking, and discover both the recipes and vision of an artist and an advocate. She and her now-famous restaurant Chez Panisse became a major force behind the way Americans eat and think about food, launching the explosion of local farmers' markets and redesigned supermarket produce departments. Distressed by the food she saw in public schools, Waters started an organic garden with an integrated curriculum at the Martin Luther King Middle School near her house, an idea inspired by The Garden Project at the San Francisco county jail. The idea of an Edible Schoolyard has now spread across the US--and inspired similar programs worldwide. She is an activist with a flawless palette who has taken her gift for food and turned it into consciousness about the environment and nutrition, and a device for social change."--Back cover
Meltdown at Three Mile Island( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the events of March 28, 1979, when a reactor at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, overheated. Employs news footage and first-person interviews in relating the efforts made to avoid a catastrophic meltdown
Hard problems : the road to the world's toughest math contest by George Paul Csicsery( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"About the extraordinarily gifted students who represented the United States in 2006 at the world's toughest math competition: the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). It is the story of six American high school students who competed with 500 others from 90 countries in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The film shows the dedication and perseverance of these remarkably talented students, the rigorous preparation they undertake, and the joy they get out of solving challenging problems. It captures the spirit that infuses the mathematical quest at the highest level"--Container
Discovering Dominga( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denese Becker, born Dominga Sic Ruiz, is a survivor of the 1982 Rio Negro massacre in Guatemala. Nine years old at the time of the massacre, during which both of her parents were killed, Denese was adopted by an American family and raised in Iowa. As an adult she begins to confront her memories and nightmares, returning to Guatemala almost twenty years after the massacre and ultimately becoming an advocate for the victims and survivors at great personal cost
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Dim sum : a little bit of heart
SpinMeltdown at Three Mile Island
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Todd Boekelheide Amerikaans geluidstechnicus

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