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Califra, John

Works: 12 works in 36 publications in 1 language and 1,233 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Experimental films  Autobiographical films  Drama  Internet videos  Religious films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biography 
Roles: Composer, Editor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Califra
Tarnation by Jonathan Caouette( Visual )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jonathan Caouette's spellbinding debut film re-imagines the whole idea of what a documentary can be. Having filmed his life since he was eleven years old, Caouette has woven together a psychedelic whirlwind of snapshots, super-8 home movies, answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, snippets of '80s pop culture and dramatic re-enactments to create an epic portrait of an American family torn apart by dysfunction and reunited through the power of love ... Begins in 2003 as Caouette learns of his mother's lithium overdose back in his native Texas. Faced with the haunting remnants of his past, including a family history of mental illness, abuse and neglect, Caouette returns home to aid in his mother's recovery. During this time, he rekindles a touching relationship with his mother, another victim of a tumultuous childhood and discovers that family ties are never truly unbound"--Container
The last flight of Petr Ginz( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 14, he had written five novels and penned a diary about the Nazi occupation of Prague. By 16, he had produced more than 170 drawings and paintings, edited an underground magazine in the Theresienstadt Ghetto, written numerous short stories and had walked to the gas chamber at Auschwitz. But this is a story of celebration as well as tragedy, a testament to how a boy's wonder and creative expression represent the best of what makes us human
The personals : improvisations on romance in the golden years( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a drama group of senior citizens performing onstage and as they live their everyday lives
You are what you eat-- or are you?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines several controversial approaches to diet and nutrition. Advocates of a macrobiotic diet claim that the diet and lifestyle approach they adopt can prevent and/or cure serious illnesses. Explores the macrobiotic approach and interviews patients who have successfully used the diet to treat illness. Visits the Gene Mayer Center at Tufts University, perhaps the nation's leading nutritional research institution, and explores the research on nutrition and health
Suicide killers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profile of the Tamil Tigers - one of the world's most fanatical groups of independence fighters - which examines their methods, such as suicide bombing, and their ideology. Why, for example, would they have assassinated Raj Gandhi?
Understanding the mind body connection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the role of the mind in enhancing the body's ability to heal itself, or at least, improve its condition to a greater extent. Dr. Howard Torman interviews Dr. Herbert Benson, author of "The relaxation response"; Dr. Robert Fried of biofeedback fame; and Dr. Kenneth Pelletier, author of "The best alternative medicine." Also, patients and families talk about their illnesses and preferred method of treatment
Section 60 : Arlington National Cemetery( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the section of Arlington National Cemetery where military personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are eligible for burial. Shows the activities of family and friends of those buried in Section 60 as they remember their loved ones
The matador( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of a young bullfighter from his youth through his training as a "novillero" to his debut as a top Spanish matador
The list by Gary Wheeler( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the war in Iraq began, a young American named Kirk Johnson felt compelled to use his knowledge of Arabic and the region to assist in the reconstruction of the country. When his Iraqi colleagues--translators, engineers, and cultural advisors working for the U.S. government and military--are murdered, attacked, or forced into exile because of their affiliation with the U.S., Johnson compiles a list of all those in danger and one by one, helps them find refuge in America"--Container
Daughter of suicide( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Dempsey Rice tells the intimate story of her mother's life and eventual suicide and how she tries to rationalize an irrational act and to find a way to forgive her mother
Bordering on treason( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Bordering On Treason tells the amazing story of Lorna Tychostup, a single mother and photojournalist who travels to Iraq continuously for nine years to put a human face on a horrific global tragedy. Visiting military units and Iraqi families beyond the green zone, she evolves from naive civilian to established journalist. Through Lorna's personal journey, Bordering On Treason explores the complexities of this war and the possibility of hope"-- (as viewed on May 8, 2014)
Turkey's Tigers: Integrating Islam and Corporate Culture( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"For years, Turkey has been run by a stridently secular business and political elite, while its devout Muslim citizens have been pushed to the political and economic fringes. But now, even the most committed Muslims are embracing Western-style capitalism and commerce--and are ascending in Turkish society at the ballot box and in big business"--Container
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