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Vital Pictures (Firm)

Overview
Works: 11 works in 45 publications in 1 language and 2,415 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Biography  Biographical films  Historical films  Short films  Television mini-series  Case studies 
Roles: prn
Classifications: RA448.4, 613
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Vital Pictures (Firm)
Unnatural causes : is inequality making us sick?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the bough breaks: "African American infant mortality rates remain twice as high as for white Americans. African American mothers with college degrees or higher face the same risk of having low birth-weight babies as white women who haven't finished high school. How might the chronic stress of racism over the life course become embedded in our bodies and increase risks?"--Container insert
Herskovits at the heart of blackness( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary traces the career of Melville J. Herskovits, the pioneering American anthropologist of African Studies and controversial intellectual who established the first African Studies Center at an American university and authored The Myth of the Negro Past. Rarely seen archival footage, provocative animation, and unique photo montage re-enactments propel the story and interviews from leading scholars of race and culture forward
Unnatural causes : is inequality making us sick? by California Newsreel( Visual )

29 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"UNNATURAL CAUSES sounds the alarm about the extent of our alarming socio-economic and racial inequities in health-and searches for their root causes. But those causes are not what we might expect ... It turns out there's much more to our health than bad habits, health care or unlucky genes. The social conditions in which we are born, live and work profoundly affect our well-being and longevity."--Producer's website
The Raising of America : Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation( Visual )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 263 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
Gaining Ground : Building Community on Dudley St.( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 132 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
American denial( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1938, Swedish researcher and Nobel Laureate Gunnar Myrdal plunges into America's Jim Crow South. His resulting study, An American dilemma (1944), poses a profoundly unsettling question: How can a people devoted to the American creed of equality, justice and opportunity for all continue to erect obstacles to those ends based on race? Through Myrdal's story and contemporary racial dynamics, the film explores how denial, cognitive dissonance, and implicit bias persist and shape all of our lives"--From container
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"--from container
Gaining Ground : Building Community on Dudley Street( Visual )

1 edition 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
Unnatural causes is inequality making us sick?( Visual )

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

When the bough breaks: "African American infant mortality rates remain twice as high as for white Americans. African American mothers with college degrees or higher face the same risk of having low birth-weight babies as white women who haven't finished high school. How might the chronic stress of racism over the life course become embedded in our bodies and increase risks?"--Insert
 
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English (45)