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MVD Entertainment Group

Works: 1,001 works in 2,165 publications in 1 language and 82,501 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Biographies  Methods (Music)  Biographical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: prn, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, E
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Most widely held works by MVD Entertainment Group
Discover Dance Combinations( Visual )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon and Heidi Cruwys, former U.K. professional ballroom champions, provide the best step-by-step instructions necessary to teach you a series of three stylish rumba combinations. Each of these combinations will be taught in three clear stages. Stage 1: Each step within the combination can be practiced individually with detailed instructions. Each step will be repeated slowly three times. Stage 2: The steps will now be practiced together in sequence as they appear in the full combination. The step sequence will be repeated six times. Stage 3: Finally, the whole combination is practiced to music at a realistic pace. The combination will be repeated six times. You'll be the envy of friends and family in no time!
Usher by Curtis Harrington( Visual )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this exclusive documentary, you will come to know Usher like never before. You'll see how a child prodigy blossomed into one of the most accomplished young performers of our time. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Usher moved to Atlanta with his family when he was 12. At age 14, he was discovered by "L.A." Reid at a local talent show and signed to LaFace Records. While still in high school, Usher released his first album, Usher, produced by P. Diddy - and a star was born
Radiohead : Homework( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radiohead have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. Consisting of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwood (bass), Phil Selway (drums, percussion) and Ed O'Brien (guitar, backing vocals), Radiohead released their debut single "Creep" in 1992. With much of the band's private life shrouded in mystery, 'Radiohead: Homework' uncovers the making of this legendary act and what it took for them to become one of the biggest rock acts on the planet. Using interviews with the group and those who've known them along the way, this documentary takes you where the cameras haven't previously preyed to produce an uncensored look at a truly legendary band. Thanks to Thom York's breathtaking vocals and the bands constant pushing of musical boundaries, Radiohead have ensured that their songs will remain as examples of the most groundbreaking music of our time
What 80 Million Women Want( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The women's suffrage movement inspired this 1913 silent film classic, which features appearances by equal rights crusaders Emmeline Pankhurst and Harriot Stanton Blatch. As politicos work to deny women the right to vote, a young lawyer tells his activist girlfriend of government corruption that actively seeks to ensure that her voice is never heard
Maria's Story : A Documentary Portrait of Love and Survival in El Salvador's Civil War( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In El Salvador, 1989-three years before the end of a brutal civil war that would take 75,000 lives-wife, mother, and guerrilla leader Maria Serrano is on the front lines of the battle for her people and her country. With unprecedented access to FMLN guerrilla camps, the filmmakers dramatically chronicle Maria's daily life in the war as she travels from village to village organizing the peasant population-and as she helps to plan a major nationwide offensive that would lead the FMLN into the historic peace pact of 1992. Skirting bullets and mortar attacks, recounting a childhood of poverty and abuse by government troops, suffering the tragic loss of her daughter to enemy fire, and spending precious moments with her husband and surviving daughters, Maria brings viewers to the heart of the fight for a more just society. This release includes an update of Maria Serrano and her family 20 years after the end of the civil war
Zapatista( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zapatista is the definitive look at the uprising in Chiapas. It is the story of a Mayan peasant rebellion armed with sticks and their word against a first world military. It is the story of a global movement that has fought 175,000 federal troops to a stand still and transformed Mexican and international political culture forever
Of Dolls and Murder( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about the collection of miniature crime scenes created in the 1930's and 1940's called Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death. Made by Frances Glessner Lee, a millionaire heiress who revolutionized the study of crime scene investigation and who founded Harvard's department of legal medicine, the first program in the nation for forensic pathology, the diormas are still used today to give homicide detective a medical view of a crime scene
California clay in the Rockies( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1950s California, the art climate was in a state of flux and open to experimentation. The presence of Peter Voulkos signaled a philosophical upheaval of ceramic tradition and technique, inspiring the West Coast clay revolution. California Clay in the Rockies is an assemblage of interviews, demonstrations, and performances showcasing the seminal artists of this innovative movement. Funk Art originator Robert Arneson, raku ceramics innovator Paul Soldner, trompe l'oeil figurativist Richard Shaw, monumental sculptor Viola Frey, superrealist Marily Levine, and others applaud Voulkos for his inspiration and catalyzing encouragement
Marcus Garvey : a Giant of Black Politics( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Nationalist pioneer and first Hero of Jamaica Marcus Garvey is discussed by contemporaries, historians, family, and friends. Garvey was a victim of his own success - he threatened the establishment enough for the FBI to infiltrate the organization
Meeting David Wilson( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film documents the enduring legacy of slavery in today's young black society. David Wilson, a 28-year-old African-American journalist, revisits his family history to find answers to America's racial divide. Along the way, he meets another David Wilson, the descendant of his family's slave master. This discovery leads to a momentous encounter between the two men, whose ancestors were on the opposite sides of freedom. We first observe journalist Wilson as he recalls his upbringing in the gritty streets of Newark, New Jersey, and how this negative environment stirred his desire to uncover the truth about his family's past. Through genealogical research, he discovers his roots are steeped in the slavery of North Carolina. On the plantation where his ancestors were slaves, he finds that the "Big House" is still intact and owned by a direct descendant of his family's slave master. At this point Wilson decides to travel to North Carolina to meet this namesake-a Southern, white conservative
Where the Streets Have No Name by U2 (gruppo musicale)( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sobering film documents one man's emotional journey after 20 years of trying to help alleviate homelessness in Cairns, Australia. With Harald Falge, we follow the street kids there, hearing their stories and tracing their lives to uncover the bitter reality behind the paradise of this north Queensland city. A dark, intimate, unforgettable, and sometimes chilling experience
West Coast Beat and Beyond( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in San Francisco's North Beach area, and at the Naropa Institute's Jack Kerouac conference in 1982, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the publication of Jack Kerouac's On the road. Includes appearances by Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Philip Lamantia, Joanne Kyger, Jack Micheline, Bob Kaufman, Gregory Corso, Peter Orlovsky, Harold Norse, Ken Kesey and others
The Playboy of the Western World by J. M Synge( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of John Synge's play of the same title, about a bashful young man who is transformed into a dashing hero after he murders his father
Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puppet theater adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy depicting the stormy relationship between an impulsive married couple
Style Wars( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When director Tony Silver and co-producer Henry Chalfant delivered the broadcast version of their prize-winning film to PBS in 1983, the world received its first full immersion in the phenomenon that had taken over New York City. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, Style Wars documents hip hop culture, with an emphasis on graffiti, with B-boying and rapping covered as well. This film highlights the urban landscape as physically transformed by graffiti artists who invented a new visual language to express both their individuality, and the voice of their community. In Style Wars, New York's ramshackle subway system is their public playground, battleground, and spectacular artistic canvas. As MC's, DJ's, and B-boys rock the city with new sounds and new moves, we see street corner breakdance battles turn into performance art. Musicians, designers, and those interested in urban culture will love this film!
On the Line by Jon Garaño( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary tells the story of one of America's largest nonviolent protests: the movement to close WHINSEC, the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation - formerly known as the School of the Americas - a U.S. military establishment that trains Latin American soldiers. In a world where politics, passion, and faith collide, protesters discuss their conversions to activism, the dark side of U.S. foreign policy, and the challenges of protesting since 9/11. Features Susan Sarandon and Martin Sheen
Duke Robillard. Guitar Method( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Duke Robillard teaches rhythm guitar ideas and chord progressions. He demonstrates his favorite Chicago blues turnarounds, the best chord voicings to use in blues, mixing double stops with chords for interesting backgrounds behind solos, sliding sixth chords, guitar boogie rhythms, expressive picking techniques, and more! Inspired by blues legends like T-Bone Walker, Charlie Christian, and Big Joe Turner, Duke's guitar work has seamlessly spanned the worlds of jazz, blues, and swing since he founded his renowned big band, Roomful of Blues, in 1967. Duke has toured internationally with his band and also as Tom Waits's guitarist and Jimmie Vaughan's replacement in The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He has recorded 20 acclaimed solo albums, including Grammy-nominated Guitar Groove-a-Rama. Duke has also played on and/or produced albums by Bob Dylan (Grammy-winning Time Out of Mind), Ruth Brown, Johnny Adams, Kim Wilson, Jay McShann, Pinetop Perkins, John Hammond, Jimmy Witherspoon, Snooky Pryor, and many others. The legendary B. B. King called Duke "one of the great players
Doctor Faustus( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic play is aimed at the student, teacher, lecturer and theatre lover alike. Staged using professional actors and directors at London's award-winning Greenwich Theatre, "The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus" was first published in 1604 by Christopher Marlowe. Having decided he has accumulated all he can of conventional knowledge, Doctor Faustus turns to magic in a quest for greater truths. Before long, he ends up selling his soul to the devil: the famous "Faustian pact" that's entered the language. Dr Faustus gradually realizes his terrible mistake
Angola 3 : Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film covers the case of the "Angola 3," Robert King Wilkerson, Herman Wallace, and Albert Woodfox, arguing that these Black Panthers incarcerated at Angola prison in Louisiana are political prisoners, as are many other prison inmates. It puts their case in the context of the war between the J. Edgar Hoover's FBI and the Black Panthers and other radical groups, and of extreme brutality at Angola prison in the 1960s and 70s. It tells how the Angola 3 founded a Black Panther chapter inside Angola prison, and how brutal conditions inside Angola led to federal oversight. It argues that Angola prison officials concocted cases that kept the three in prison beyond their original sentences, in order to punish them for teaching prisoners to stand up for themselves
Nat King Cole : Swing Era - Soundies and Telescriptions( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before achieving international pop stardom in the 1950s, Nat King Cole enjoyed considerable success fronting his own trio in Hollywood. This video presents a fascinating collection of early film shorts produced for theater and television. Backed by such sidemen as Oscar Moore and Irving Ashby, bassists Johnny Miller and Joe Comfort, or Latin percussionist Jack "Mr. Bongo" Costanzo, Cole is shown in peak artistic form--in these true musical gems from his early West Coast period. Recommended to old-time fans and jazz enthusiasts alike, the music in this anthology sounds as marvelous as ever. (73 minutes) A streaming videorecording
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