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New Video Group

Overview
Works: 11,099 works in 18,553 publications in 1 language and 585,113 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Drama  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Biographies  Television adaptations  Interviews 
Roles: fds, Distributor, prn, Producer, Other, Publisher
Classifications: PR4034, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by New Video Group
Gasland : Can you light your water on fire? by Josh Fox( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2009, Delaware River Basin native Josh Fox was presented with an interesting proposal: lease his family lands to a natural gas company for a new method of drilling called hydraulic fracturing, and get a check for $100,000. He wouldn't have to do anything but sit back and collect the money. Curious about the process, Fox embarks on an exploration of other areas where natural gas drilling was already in progress, to observe firsthand any potential downsides. In Dimock, Pennsylvania, a town surrounded by fracking activity, he hears stories of wells exploding, black water, flammable drinking water, headaches, pains, long-term sickness. Fox goes on to tour 25 states, cataloging an endless string of frustrated and sick Americans whose land has become toxic and explaining the legislation pushed through by former vice president Dick Cheney, exempting energy companies from key environmental acts--exemptions that make fracking invisible to any regulation or monitoring. Fox becomes an advocate for the cause of the people whose complaints are ignored by the natural gas corporations and the American government. The film documents the pitfalls and perils--borne of avarice of the most bloodless, ruthless kind--of the largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in American history, with the potential to poison millions
America : the story of us( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A riveting adventure of how America was invented. 'America the story of us' focuses on the people, ideas and events that built our nation, covering 400 years of American history in the most extensive and in-depth television series ever produced by History. Sharing their thoughts on the building of America, and what it means to be an American, are a world-class group of individuals including Tom Brokaw, Michael Douglas, Meryl Streep, Buzz Aldrin, Colin Powell, Donald Trump, John Legend, Melissa Etheridge, Brian Williams and more"--Container
Barack Obama( Visual )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow Obama from his early childhood in Hawaii and Indonesia, through his teenage struggles for self-identity, his student days at Columbia University and Harvard Law School, and his political career in Chicago. Go behind the scenes of Obama's extraordinarily successful presidential campaign and his journey to the 2008 Democratic Convention, and finally his election as president
Desperate crossing : the untold story of the Mayflower( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From their self-imposed exile in Holland to their perilous crossing of the Atlantic, to their first year in the new world, Desperate Crossing is the definitive story of how the Pilgrims came to live and prosper in an unfamiliar land
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Bennet is a strong-willed yet sensible young woman, the second of five sisters. She has a long-suffering but loving clerical father, and a scatterbrained mother anxious to marry them off as soon as possible--to wealthy young gentlemen. At a local ball, she encounters one such, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, whom she finds arrogant, cold, and rude. Her older sister Jane falls in love with Darcy's best friend Mr. Bingley, while youngest sister Lydia flirts with anyone in a military uniform. Lizzie finds herself fighting off the attentions of the unctuous Mr. Collins and quite taken by the charming Mr. Wickham - who also happens to be an enemy of Mr. Darcy. However, as the characters succumb in many ways to pride and prejudice, Lizzie learns that not all is quite as it seems ... and that Mr. Darcy might not be so disagreeable after all
Rivers and tides : Andy Goldsworthy working with time by Thomas Riedelsheimer( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Andy Goldsworthy's bohemian free spirit all over the world as he demonstrates and opens up about his creative process. From his long-winding rock walls and icicle sculptures to his interlocking leaf chains and multi-colored pools of flowers. Goldsworthy's painstakingly intricate masterpieces are made entirely of materials found in Mother Nature - who threatens and often succeeds in destroying his art, sometime before it is even finished
The secret of Kells by Tomm Moore( Visual )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a remote medieval outpost of Ireland, young Brendan embarks on a new life of adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying a book brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide
King corn by Aaron Woolf( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fueled by curiosity and a dash of naiveté, college buddies Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis return to their ancestral home of Greene, Iowa, to find out how the modest corn kernel conquered America. With the help of real farmers, powerful fertilizer, government aid, and genetically modified seeds, the friends manage to grow one acre of corn. Along the way, they unlock the hidden truths about America's modern food system--From publisher description
The Invisible War by Kirby Dick( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A groundbreaking investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. Follows the stories of several idealistic young servicewomen who were raped and then betrayed by their own officers when they courageously came forward to report
The Underground Railroad( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It had no rails, no phantom trains, no shadowy subterranean tunnels. But for those "passengers" who successfully traveled what came to be known as the Underground Railroad, there was a very real destination: Freedom. For those who failed: a return to the living nightmare of slavery."--Container
Ellis Island by Greystone Communications( Visual )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immigrants of every ethnic background recall their extraordinary adventures, historians explore the sometimes insensitive national policies, and the Ellis Island Oral History Project reveals what the immigration experience was actually like. Features rare photographs and film
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 1979 videotaped version of Trevor Nunn's Royal Shakespeare Company of Macbeth in which Lady Macbeth, after a trio of witches prophesy Macbeth's ascension to the throne, pushes her husband into a murderous spree. But once crowned king of Scotland, Macbeth sees ghastly visions, fueled by guilt and a new prophecy, that ensure his ultimate downfall
Half the sky by Nicholas D Kristof( Visual )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six actress /advocates and New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof meet some of the most courageous individuals of our time, who are doing extraordinary work to empower women and girls everywhere
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow the ups and downs of a flock of wild urban parrots within the green niches of San Francisco. Along the way meet unforgettable characters like Picasso and Sophie, the inseparable parrot lovers, and Connor, the lovable outcast of the flock
Emma by Diarmuid Lawrence( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Eyre: Young governess Jane Eyre falls in love with Mr. Rochester, but they must overcome the dark secrets of his past before they can truly find happiness
The French Revolution( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The French Revolution' is a ... documentary that encapsulates this heady (and often headless) period in Western civilization. With dramatic reenactments, paintings from the era, and revealing accounts from journals and expert historians, 'The French Revolution' vividly unfurls in a maelstrom of violence. King Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Maximilien Robespierre, and Napoleon Bonaparte lead a cast of thousands ..."--Container
Waste land by Lucy Walker( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brooklyn based artist Vik Muniz grew up poor in Brazil. This film follows him as he returns to Rio de Janeiro, specifically to Jardim Gramacho, or "Garbage Garden." The world's largest landfill, it receives 7,000 tons daily, an astonishing 70% of all Rio's garbage. "We are not pickers of garbage; we are pickers of recyclable materials," says Tião, a catadore, or trash picker who thinks of himself and his fellows as environmentalists. The pickers have a union, which has built a recycling center, medical clinic, day care and skills-training centers, and community lending library of discarded books for their members. Muniz photographs a number of the pickers, reworks the photographs with garbage, and auctions several in London. Believing in the transformative power of art, Muniz donates the proceeds to the pickers who posed, in recognition of their lives, in honor of the dignity of their work
Maya Lin : a strong clear vision( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Academy Award winner reveals the contentious origins of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and tells the inspiring story of its creator, a 21-year-old Yale architecture student. Beating out some of the most prestigious architecture films from around the world, Lin's plan was selected from over 1,000 different designs, a giant victory for such a young and unknown artist. But little did Maya Lin know that her battle was just beginning. In Washington to defend her design, Lin came up against a mighty opposition, challenging indignant veterans and a hostile Congress to ultimately prevail with her emotional 'Wall.' And what began as one of the country's most bitterly disputed public monuments became one of the world's inspirational and frequently visited memorials. In this riveting and dramatic portrait, renowned filmmaker Freida Lee Mock combines interviews and archival footage to chronicle Lin's story -- from its origins, dominated by her David vs. Goliath battle over the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, to a career designing other memorials, always with an innate talent, and resolute courage."--Back of container
Autism : the musical( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles five children with autism, their parents, and acting coach Elaine Hall as they take on the enterprise of a full-length stage production
Sound and fury by Josh Aronson( Visual )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the issues that arise in an extended family consisting of several deaf members when the opportunity arises for two of the children to receive a surgical implant that would enable them to hear. Explores the little-known world of deaf culture
 
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