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Skoll, Jeff

Overview
Works: 21 works in 62 publications in 4 languages and 16,316 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Personal narratives  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Interviews  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Publications about  Jeff Skoll Publications about Jeff Skoll
Publications by  Jeff Skoll Publications by Jeff Skoll
Most widely held works about Jeff Skoll
 
Most widely held works by Jeff Skoll
An inconvenient truth by Albert Gore ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 3,883 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
Food, Inc by Robert Kenner ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 2,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the U.S. commercial food industry, examining corporate control of supply and market. The film seeks to demonstrate how the incentive for corporate profit can overwhelm consumer health needs, as well as the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and the environment. Reveals various details of food ingredients and additives, and how contemporary mass production methods of food affects U.S. culture
Lincoln by Steven Spielberg ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th president's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country, and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come
The visitor by Tom McCarthy ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Walter Vale is a widower who teaches economics at a Connecticut university. He lives alone and is no longer motivated by his work. In New York to present a paper at a conference, he goes to the apartment that he has not visited in some time, but has kept since his wife was alive, only to discover a young couple living there. Despite their great cultural differences, Walter befriends Tarek, a Syrian citizen and drummer, and gradually builds a friendship with Esi, his girlfriend from Senegal. One day, when returning from Central Park with Walter, Tarek is arrested for jumping a stuck subway turnstile, despite the fact that he had paid. The police discover he does not have legal papers and transfer him to an immigrant detention center in Queens. Feeling responsible for and connected to Tarek, Walter decides to stay in New York to help and support him. Not hearing from her son, Tarek's mother arrives from Michigan to find out why, and she and Walter support one another while they attempt to free Tarek
The informant! by Steven Soderbergh ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The U.S. government decides to go after an agri-business giant with a price-fixing accusation based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president turned informant Mark Whitacre. The FBI needs evidence, so Whitacre eagerly agrees to wear a wire and carry a hidden tape recorder in his briefcase, imagining himself as a kind of de facto secret agent
A place at the table ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the issue of hunger in America and proposes new solutions to the problem
No by Pablo Larraín ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum
Standard operating procedure by Errol Morris ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 731 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
Countdown to zero ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"[The film] traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations possessing nuclear weapons capabilities with others racing to join them, leaving the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy, or a simple accident"--Container
Angels in the dust ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 333 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
North country by Charlize Theron ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Secrets of the super rich ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Secrets and strategies of four super successful entrepreneurs who have turned big ideas into big money
Teach ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contagion by Steven Soderbergh ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak
Cane toads an unnatural history by Mark Lewis ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The South American cane toad's unstoppable journey across the Australian continent has long been the focus of great controversy and bizarre fascination. The cane toad was introduced to Australia in 1935 in an attempt to control the greyback cane beetle. Unfortunately, the toads were disinclined eat the beetles. Instead, they set about doing what cane toads do best - multiplying, migrating and thriving. 75 years later, in a country equipped with unprecedented scientific capabilities and unabated public will to battle the invasion, it seems nothing will stop the march of the Toad. Science and genetic mutation have failed, so too has physical aggression. Fences and traps have proved ineffectual, as have natural predators and topographic barriers. No other species has occupied a nation's consciousness like the toad, which has achieved both criminal and cult status. Throughout history it has proven itself to be the ultimate survivor in the face of great adversity. It spreads, it grows, it devours. Cane Toads: The Conquest explores the history, the science, the human conflict and the bizarre culture surrounding this notorious environmental blunder. Director Mark Lewis injects his trademark irreverence and humor into a story filled with engaging characters and incredible first hand accounts. This is a truly poignant environmental cautionary tale on the issue of invasive species and human folly. As the world wrestles with the idea that we have irretrievably altered our own ecosystem, these bulbous creatures may be the ultimate metaphor for the inevitable path upon which we have set ourselves." --Kanopy website
Outbreak Contagion ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Outbreak: "A virologist tries to stave off a global biological meltdown. [...] [Picture of chimpanzee] This animal carries a deadly virus-- and the greatest medical crisis in the wold is about to happen. Try to remain calm."--container
Teach by Davis Guggenheim ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fast food nation die Wahrheit ist schwer zu verdauen ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Als sich herausstellt, dass mit Kolibakterien verseuchtes Fleisch in den Verkaufsschlager "The Big One" gelangt ist, macht es sich Henderson zur Aufgabe, dem Skandal auf die Spur zu kommen. Es beginnt eine Reise, die Dons Blick auf sein Unternehmen grundlegend verändert. In Texas, wo die Burger produziert werden, muss er erkennen, dass der unersättliche Appetit Amerikas auf Fast Food ein im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes schmutziges Geschäft ist: Fern ab der Firmenzentrale in Kalifornien eröffnet sich ihm die bittere Realität illegaler Immigranten, die Wahrheit über brutale Schlachtmethoden und die Gründe für die miserable Qualität des Burgerfleisches. Er erfährt auch, dass sein Arbeitgeber all das nicht nur billigend in Kauf nimmt, sondern ursächlich dafür verantwortlich ist
The visitor xing fu lai fang shi ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Walter Vale is a widower who teaches economics at a Connecticut university. He lives alone and is no longer motivated by his work. In New York to present a paper at a conference, he goes to the apartment that he has not visited in some time, but has kept since his wife was alive, only to discover a young couple living there. Despite their great cultural differences, Walter befriends Tarek, a Syrian citizen and drummer, and gradually builds a friendship with Esi, his girlfriend from Senegal. One day, when returning from Central Park with Walter, Tarek is arrested for jumping a stuck subway turnstile, despite the fact that he had paid. The police discover he does not have legal papers and transfer him to an immigrant detention center in Queens. Feeling responsible for and connected to Tarek, Walter decides to stay in New York to help and support him. Not hearing from her son, Tarek's mother arrives from Michigan to find out why, and she and Walter support one another while they attempt to free Tarek
Food, Inc. mei wei dai jia ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Explores the U.S. commercial food industry, examining corporate control of supply and market. The film seeks to demonstrate how the incentive for corporate profit can overwhelm consumer health needs, as well as the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and the environment. Reveals various details of food ingredients and additives, and how contemporary mass production methods of food affects U.S. culture
 
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Languages
English (58)
Spanish (1)
Portuguese (1)
German (1)
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