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Skoll, Jeff

Overview
Works: 23 works in 66 publications in 4 languages and 16,425 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Personal narratives  Fiction  Interviews  Film and video adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Jeff Skoll
 
Most widely held works by Jeff Skoll
An inconvenient truth by Al Gore( Visual )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 3,880 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 )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 2,865 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 )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En 1865, mientras la Guerra Civil estadounidense se acerca a su fin, el presidente Abraham Lincoln propone una enmienda que prohíbe la esclavitud en los Estados Unidos. Sin embargo, la medida plantea un gran dilema: si la paz llega antes de que se apruebe la enmienda, el Sur tendrá poder para rechazarla y mantener la esclavitud; si la paz llega después, decenas de miles de personas seguirán muriendo en el frente. En una carrera contra el tiempoj para conseguir los votos necesarios y Lincoln se enfrentará a la mayor crisis de conciencia de su vida
The visitor by Tom McCarthy( Visual )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,954 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 1,547 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
No by Pablo Larraín( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Military dictator Augusto Pinochet calls for a referendum to decide his permanence in power in 1988, the leaders of the opposition persuade a young daring advertising executive - René Saavedra - to head their campaign. With limited resources and under the constant scrutiny of the despot's watchmen, Saavedra and his team conceive of a bold plan to win the election and free their country from oppression"--IMDb
The fifth estate by Bill Condon( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg team up to become underground watchdogs of the very powerful. They create a platform that allows whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society, and what are the costs of exposing them?
Standard operating procedure by Errol Morris( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 735 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 651 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 332 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 22 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
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
A place at the table ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fifty million people in the U.S.-one in four children-don't know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people who are struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford. -- Container
Teach ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Outbreak Contagion ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 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
Cane toads the conquest by M 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
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
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
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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Alternative Names
Skoll, Jeffrey 1965-
Languages
English (60)
Spanish (1)
Portuguese (1)
German (1)
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