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Vital Pictures (Firm)

Overview
Works: 18 works in 55 publications in 1 language and 2,756 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Historical films  Biographical films  Short films  Documentary television programs  History  Television mini-series  Internet videos 
Roles: prn
Classifications: GN21.H47, 301.092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Vital Pictures (Firm)
Herskovits at the heart of blackness( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who has the authority to define a culture-especially if people from that culture are denied the opportunity to engage in the scholarly discourse of defining themselves? Is there a politics of knowledge? This program examines these questions through a look at the career of pioneering anthropologist Melville J. Herskovits. A son of Jewish immigrants, Herskovits played a decisive role in shaping modern African-American identities. He established the first African Studies Center at an American university and authored the seminal Myth of the Negro Past, yet much of his work was criticized by blacks and whites alike. This documentary traces Herskovits' development as a scholar of the shared African-American and Jewish experiences of oppression to his establishment as one of the most controversial intellectuals of the 20th century
The raising of America : early childhood and the future of our nation( Visual )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first documentary series to explore how a strong start for all our kids can lead to a healthier, more prosperous and more equitable America"--Container
American denial( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his 1944 study of the 'Negro Problem' in America, Gunnar Myrdal posed a simple, disturbing question: How can Americans espouse a belief in liberty, equality and equal opportunity while enabling openly racist Jim Crow practices against black citizens? American Denial uses 'the Myrdal question' to probe and expose the power of denial and unconscious bias in what some have called a 'post-racial' America. The film's narrative cross-cuts between past and present, between Myrdal's investigation --and his own personal struggle with denial-- and 21st century stories of racial injustice that we overlook while insisting on the preeminence of the ideals of liberty, justice and equality. The film's original artwork and photo-montage reenactments brings viewers face-to-face with racist 'stop and frisk' practices, our incarceration crisis, and racially patterned poverty. The film introduces psychological testing that reveals white implicit bias toward African Americans, as well as African American's negative attitudes toward themselves. Historians, psychologists, sociologists and Myrdal's family members offer expert insight, but also share their own personal, unsettling stories. The result is a film that challenges our assumptions about who we are and what we really believe, while illuminating a pattern of racial oppression that we have actively recreated throughout history to the present moment -- while just as actively denying its consequences."--Publisher
Gaining Ground : Building Community on Dudley St.( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaining ground, a follow-up to the award-winning documentary Holding Ground (1996), shows how one diverse Boston neighborhood has stemmed the tide against enormous odds. In the midst of the economic meltdown, Gaining Ground explores the innovative, grassroots organizing efforts of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) in Boston. DSNI was created 25 years ago when the community had been devastated by bank redlining, arson-for-profit and illegal dumping, and has become one of the preeminent models for community-based change. Over the course of two years, we watch a new generation of leaders working to prevent foreclosures and bring jobs and opportunities for young people to one of the city's most diverse and economically challenged neighborhoods
Are we crazy about our kids? : the cost/benefit equation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Economists rarely turn their attention to the world of early childhood and preschool. But with a wealth of scientific research pointing to the importance of a child's earliest years, several economists are worried about our investments in early childhood--not because we're investing too much but because we're spending too little where it matters most. Are We Crazy About Our Kids? dives into studies by Nobel laureate James Heckman, former Federal Reserve economist Arthur Rolnick and others to find out what exactly are the costs and benefits of investing in high-quality early care and preschool. From the Perry Preschool studies to the Abecedarian project to Quebec's universal pre-K program to Salt Lake City's ground-breaking preschool initiative, Are We Crazy About Our Kids? lays out the facts about high-quality early care : when we invest in our children's earliest years, they do better in school, earn more in their jobs, pay more taxes and cost society less in social services"--from container
Once upon a time : when childcare for all wasn't just a fairytale( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Childcare in America is a patchwork--uneven in quality, unaffordable to most and failing many of our youngest children. Once Upon a Time allows us to imagine how things might be different if all of America's children had access to high-quality early care and education--in fact, we almost did. In 1971, Congress passed a bill providing high-quality childcare, home visiting and other services to every family which wanted it, the Comprehensive Child Development Act (CCDA). But for the bill to become law, it needed President Nixon's signature. Patrick Buchanan, a young White House speechwriter at the time, reveals how powerful conservatives went to work to secure the president's veto, re-casting the bill as government intrusion in the family. Nixon's veto message, written by Buchanan, called the CCDA 'a communal approach' to childrearing. The veto marked the first time 'family values' were invoked to undermine families and was a seminal inflection point in our nation's history towards our 'fend-for-yourself' society of today"--Container
Unnatural causes. is inequality making us sick?( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifth segment in a documentary series arguing that "health and longevity are correlated with socioeconomic status, people of color face an additional health burden, and our health and well-being are tied to policies that promote economic and social justice."
Unnatural causes. is inequality making us sick?( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third segment in a documentary series arguing that "health and longevity are correlated with socioeconomic status, people of color face an additional health burden, and our health and well-being are tied to policies that promote economic and social justice."
Unnatural causes. is inequality making us sick?( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second segment in a documentary series arguing that "health and longevity are correlated with socioeconomic status, people of color face an additional health burden, and our health and well-being are tied to policies that promote economic and social justice."
Unnatural causes. is inequality making us sick?( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifth segment in a documentary series arguing that "health and longevity are correlated with socioeconomic status, people of color face an additional health burden, and our health and well-being are tied to policies that promote economic and social justice."
Unnatural causes. is inequality making us sick?( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth segment in a documentary series arguing that "health and longevity are correlated with socioeconomic status, people of color face an additional health burden, and our health and well-being are tied to policies that promote economic and social justice."
Unnatural causes. is inequality making us sick?( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seventh and final segment in a documentary series arguing that "health and longevity are correlated with socioeconomic status, people of color face an additional health burden, and our health and well-being are tied to policies that promote economic and social justice."
Coming of age in aging America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What will it mean for all of us to grow up, live and age in a society where half the citizens are over the age of 50? That reality is closer than most of us are willing to imagine. Never in human history have so many lived for so long - and not just in the United States. It is a global phenomenon, ushering a spectacular social transformation. Coming of age in America tells the story of it's dimensions, challenges and opportunities. -- Container
Gaining ground : building community on Dudley Street( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaining ground, a follow-up to the award-winning documentary Holding Ground (1996), shows how one diverse Boston neighborhood has stemmed the tide against enormous odds. In the midst of the economic meltdown, Gaining Ground explores the innovative, grassroots organizing efforts of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) in Boston. DSNI was created 25 years ago when the community had been devastated by bank redlining, arson-for-profit and illegal dumping, and has become one of the preeminent models for community-based change. Over the course of two years, we watch a new generation of leaders working to prevent foreclosures and bring jobs and opportunities for young people to one of the city's most diverse and economically challenged neighborhoods
What time is left( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When you think about the end of life, which do you fear most: death itself, or debilitation? Burdening your family, or being alone? In What time is left, filmmaker Dakin Henderson brings us into the emotional transformation of his extended family as his two grandmothers navigate their mid-80s
Place matters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Explores how health is shaped by the environment in which we live. Examines the increasingly, recent Southeast Asian immigrants, along with Latinos, moving into long-neglected African American urban neighborhoods, and how their health is being eroded as a result. Looks at how policies and investment decisions create living environments that harm, or enhance, the health of residents
Unnatural causes. is inequality making us sick?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The fifth segment in a documentary series arguing that "health and longevity are correlated with socioeconomic status, people of color face an additional health burden, and our health and well-being are tied to policies that promote economic and social justice."
 
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