WorldCat Identities

Sartain, Sophie

Works: 8 works in 27 publications in 1 language and 1,140 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Biographical films  Historical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Personal narratives  Songs and music  War films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Author, Director
Classifications: CT1919.P38, 940.5318092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sophie Sartain
Blessed is the match : the life and death of Hannah Senesh( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrates the remarkable journey of Hannah Senesh, a young Hungarian poet and diarist, paratrooper and resistance fighter. Told through Hannah's letters, diaries, poems, and the recollections of those who knew her, the film traces Hannah's life from childhood in Palestine to her daring WWII mission to rescue Jews in her native Hungary. Narrated by Joan Allen
Hava nagila : the movie( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on the history, mystery, and meaning of the ubiquitous Jewish standard that follows the around-the-world journey of the song from Ukraine to Youtube
Mimi and Dona( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens when love runs out of time? For 92-year-old Mimi, who has spent much of her life caring for 64-year-old Dona, her daughter with an intellectual disability, it means facing the inevitable -- the likelihood that she will not outlive her daughter and the need to find her a new home. Filmmaker Sophie Sartain, Mimi and Dona's granddaughter and niece, respectively, captures the quirky and deeply connected mother-daughter duo at their most poignant crossroads. Since Mimi Thornton's husband died in 1968, she has lived with her daughter Dona in their suburban home in Dallas. The cognitively challenged Dona has possibly undiagnosed autism, but over many years, Mimi and Dona carved out a happy life for themselves, one filled with errands, church, weekly visits to the beauty parlor, and nightly doses of Wheel of Fortune. Frozen in time, they have lived off their Social Security checks, inside the same home, for forty years. But Mimi and Dona's symbiotic existence is about to come to a crashing halt. In part worried for her safety, as well as dealing with the reality of aging, Mimi's family has made the agonizing decision that she can no longer care for Dona, and Dona must leave home to live in a state-run facility in nearby Denton, Texas. After 64 years, Mimi will have an empty nest and Dona will suddenly be away from home. In this powerfully personal documentary, Sartain chronicles the painful process of separating her aunt and grandmother. She also interviews her own mother (Dona's sister) and other family members, reaching back to explore the complicated legacy of Dona's disability on three generations of her Texas family as well as its history of family members with mental and developmental disabilities. Ultimately, family bonds run deep and true, even when faced with the greatest challenge yet
Above and beyond( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary film that follows the true-life story of a group of Jewish-American pilots who, in 1948, become members of Machal and flew as volunteers from abroad for Israel in its War of Independence
Ishi's return( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1911 in Oroville, CA, the 'last wild Indian' wandered in from the wilderness to join modern civilization. Dubbed 'Ishi,' he became an anthropologist's prized specimen and a museum sensation. To mainstream white culture, Ishi represented a vanishing race, the closing of the frontier and the fulfillment of Manifest Destiny. When Ishi died, his brain was removed and sent to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Eighty years later, his descendants in California fight to have his remains repatriated to his ancestral home. Ishi's Return, a half-hour film from Native filmmakers Chris Eyre (Cheyenne/Arapaho) and Brian Wescott (Athabascan/Yup'ik) and producer Roberta Grossman (500 Nations, Homeland), chronicles Ishi's story, as well as the story of his descendants, to present a portrait of survival and resilience in the face of overwhelming adversity. Featuring interviews with Native activists Art Angle (California Maidu) and Floyd Buckskin (Ajumawi Hesugawi), and scholars Phil Deloria (Dakota) and Rayna Green (Cherokee), ISHI'S RETURN transports viewers to the beginning of the 20th century, a low point for Native Americans, particularly in California, where rapacious white settlers in the Gold Rush nearly wiped out the Native population. The film explores a time when mainstream culture developed the myth of the vanishing Indian, with a focus on the complex relationship between Ishi and Alfred Kroeber, the anthropologist who took Ishi under his wingwhen he lived at a San Francisco Bay Area museum."--Container
Blessed is the Match The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh( )

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

Narrated by Joan Allen, Blessed Is the Match is the first documentary feature about Hannah Senesh, the World War II-era poet and diarist who became a paratrooper, resistance fighter and modern-day Joan of Arc
Report on an original screenplay Menace to society by Sophie Sartain( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Katherine Anne Porter and the art of acceptance : humor in five works by Sophie Sartain( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.26 (from 0.22 for Above and ... to 0.74 for Report on ...)

English (27)