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Alive Mind Media

Works: 66 works in 166 publications in 6 languages and 5,343 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Drama  Film adaptations  Interviews  Religious films  History  Bible films  Art  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, E
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alive Mind Media
Hair : let the sun shine in by Pola Rapaport( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Broadway debut of 'Hair'. Interviews of the original cast, crew, and creators discussing the cultural influences and impact of the play are accompanied by archival footage of the early stage performances. The camera also captures casting and rehearsals of the 40th anniversary stage production
Theater of war( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of Bertolt Brecht's "Mother Courage and her children", and the political philosophies the play represents. Preparing for The Public Theater's 2006 production of Brecht's anti-war play, Meryl Streep allows a camera crew to document her rehearsal process and interest in the work. Moreover, the life and times of Brecht himself are followed, most notably the playwrites' escape from Nazi Germany, subsequent exile, testimony to the House Un-American Activities Committee, and his eventual return to the country where the play was first staged. Along with backstage scenes and discussion by theatre notables such as Tony Kushner and Streep's costar Kevin Kline, the documentary seeks to depict the history and inspirations underlying the play's themes
Protagonist( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A riveting and provocative documentary that explores the psychological transformation of the modern character. Inspired by Greek drama, Academy Award-winning director Jessica Yu weaves together the stories of four men consumed by personal odysseys - a notorious former German terrorist, an evangelical minister who comes out of the closet, a bank robber turned journalist, and a kung-fu fanatic who becomes a stay-at-home dad and author"--Container
The gates by Christo( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Gates chronicles the intricate process of completing the 7,503 saffron-coloured gates and fabric panels used in project, The Gates, Central Park, New York City, 1979-2005. The project is a site-specific art installation by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The documentary captures the soaring majesty of the project, along with its impact on thousands of amazed and occasionally sceptical witnesses who flocked to snowy Central Park to experience the art work over the course of 16 days, from the 12th of February, through to the 27th of February 2005"--Website
The American ruling class( Visual )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the more unusual films to come out of America in recent years. The form is a 'dramatic-documentary-musical' and the content is our country's most taboo topic: class, power, and privilege in our supposedly democratic society
The Tibetan Book of the Dead( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ancient source of strength and guidance. Remains an essential teaching originating in the spiritual cultures of the Himalayas. Reveals the history and examines its traditional use in northern India, as well as its acceptance in Western hospices. Follows an old lama and his novice monk as they guide a Himalayan villager into the afterlife. The soul's 49-day journey towards rebirth is envisioned through actual photography of rarely seen Buddhist rituals
Art of faith by John Mccarthy( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals "outstanding examples of the art and architecture of Judaism, Christianity and Islam ... filmed in twenty-seven key locations in eighteen countries"--Container
Workingman's death by Michael Glawogger( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentaire sur les conditions dangereuses de travailleurs à travers le monde. [SDM]
Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in an anonymous corner of suburbia, this contemporary adaptation of Ibsen's play is a shattering exploration of ambition, domestic power, and gender roles. Just married, Hedda Gabler and her husband arrive at their new home where Hedda's romantic rival from the past appears. Hedda must confront her desire for a life lived beautifully and without compromise, whatever the cost
The atheism tapes by Jonathan Miller( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In these off-the-record interviews, playwright, filmmaker and self-described atheist Jonathan Miller filmed conversations with six of today's leading men of letters and science ..."--Container
Living goddess( Visual )

5 editions published in 2008 in Nepali and English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home use only
Beyond belief( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan Retik and Patti Quigley are two ordinary moms living their American dream until both husbands are killed by terrorists. Rather than turning inwards, grief compels them to travel to Afghanistan and help empower Afghan women whose lives have been ravaged by decades of war, poverty and oppression, factors they consider to be root causes of terrorism. As Susan and Patti make the courageous journey from their comfortable suburban neighborhoods to the most desperate Afghan villages, they discover a powerful bond with each other, an unlikely kinship with widows halfway around the world, and a profound way to move beyond tragedy
Mabou Mines' Dollhouse by Henrik Ibsen( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ibsen's stage play is re-interpreted by theater group Mabou Mines. Nora is sheltered by her husband and feels like she is a possession, just like a doll living in a doll's house. As originally written by Ibsen, A doll's house has been variously described as a feminist clarion, Freudian drama and bourgeois soap opera. These themes are explored and expanded, as Mines' critically acclaimed interpretation, featuring actors and puppets, adds contemporary touches to the nineteenth century classic with bold staging and conceptual originality
Measure for measure by William Shakespeare( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sex and power drive the action of William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, the classic problem play where every character has to justify their own private morality. Updated for modern times and set in the contemporary British army, this is a world where discipline and authority have broken down, corruption is rife and everyone is preparing to be judged."--Container
Arab Labor: the complete first season( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Hebrew and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Fall 2008, Link TV presented the U.S. broadcast premiere of the controversial hit Israeli comedy series Arab Labor (Avoda Aravit). Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew "Avoda Aravit" which colloquially implies "shoddy or second-rate work") focuses on Amjad, a Palestinian journalist and Israeli citizen in search of his identity as he seeks high status in the society into which he was born but where his car is searched everyday when he drives from his neighborhood to his job at a newspaper in Jerusalem. Poking fun at the cultural divide, Kashua and his characters play on religious, cultural and political differences to daringly depict the mixed society that is Israel. This show marked a milestone on Israeli television as the first program to present Palestinian characters speaking Arabic on primetime. Arab Labor has generated great controversy between Arab and Israeli media and Link TV is premiering the program to the U.S. television audience in order to offer a fresh perspective on Israeli-Palestinian cultural friction while presenting an unbelievably entertaining show that has made an international splash.--
Griefwalker by Tim Wilson( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrayal of palliative caregiver Stephen Jenkinson. This film shows Tim Wilson's dealing with his denial of his own death where he almost succumbed to an illness, and coping with the near death of someone close to him. Jenkinson explains something that is uncomfortable for most Westerners to hear, that death and grief are woven into the fabric of life and that death is something to be 'befriended'
Through the Eastern gate by Mironel de Wilde( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the aspirations, practices, and beliefs of three young Westerners living in Turkey and India. They have left conventional westernized lifestyles, instead dedicating themselves to three different Eastern spiritual traditions
With one voice( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses the profound questions about the meaning of life and love, the existence of God, the path to spiritual awakening, and the way to true peace in the world
Absolutely safe( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film about breast implants and the intersecting health, money, science, and beauty issues involved. Women with debilitating illnesses - joint pain, chronic fatigue, scleroderma - are linking these problems to implant procedures they have received although the FDA recently lifted its restrictions on silicone implants and approved them for wide-scale use. The film seeks to reveal that the safety concerns are far more complex than simple pros and cons, with a contemporary figure of nearly 400,000 women undergoing breast implant surgery in the U.S. alone
Son of man by Mark Dornford-May( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Xhosa and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the life of Jesus Christ, set in contemporary South Africa
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Art of faith
With one voice
Alternative Names

controlled identityAlive Mind Cinema

controlled identityKino Lorber, Inc.

Alive Mind (Firm)

Kino Lorber, Inc. Alive Mind Media