Most widely held works by Peter Kinoy
State of fear ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
Based on the testimony of more than 16,000 people to the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the film begins with the rise of the Maoist leader Abimael Guzmán, leader of Sendero Luminoso, or Shining Path, and culminates in the collapse of President Alberto K. Fujimori's government in November 2000. Between those events lie an estimated 70,000 dead and untold numbers scarred for life. Within an atmosphere of desperation and chaos, Alberto Fujimori won the presidency, later dissolving Congress, maintaining his grip on power by continuing to raise the specter of terrorism, generating a phobic public response to a threat that, after 1992, was no longer there. Like many before him, Fujimori used real and invented threats to consolidate his power--enthusiastically supported by most of the populace--until his despotic, operatically corrupt regime finally imploded.
Brazil ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
Examines Brazil's changing economy. Brazil has the largest economy in Latin America, but a long history of inflation and corruption. Includes an interview with President Fernando Henrique Cardoso describing the steps his administration has taken to open up and privatize Brazil's market.
Living broke in boom times lessons from the movement to end poverty ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
"In 1989, Skylight Pictures began to document poor Americans fighting to end poverty. They made three films about it. Three activists who were there now look back at condensed versions of those films and share the lessons they learned." - title screens. "Living Broke in Boom Times" has condensed three groundbreaking documentary films by Pamela Yates and Peter Kinoy (Takeover, Poverty Outlaw & Outriders) into segments of ideal length for classroom use. These films examine activist efforts by and on the behalf of the homeless and destitute, with contemporary interviews and commentary from key activists who led the movement and were featured in the original films. Willie Baptist, Liz Theoharis, and Cheri Honkala discuss the strengths and weaknesses of organizing, and their experiences as part of the anti-poverty movement.
Hungry for profit ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
A documentary showing how agribusiness has created large, mechanized plantations out of small, peasant farms which grow profitable export crops despite local food needs. Tells how this situation actually increases the amount of hunger for some of the Third World.
Presumed guilty tales of the public defenders ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Follows several ongoing misdemeanor and felony cases being handled by the San Francisco Office of the Public Defender.
The money lender$ the World Bank & International Monetary Fund : a global report ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Discusses the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund and the effects of the loans given to real people in real places. Travels to Bolivia, Ghana, Brazil, Thailand, the Philippine Islands, and Mexico show how the money has been used and the consequences of those loans.
Cause for murder ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Examines the political corruption in Mexico that led to the murders of two reform lawyers, Digna Ochoa and Marigeli Tames.
When the mountains tremble ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 88 libraries worldwide
A documentary describing the struggle of the Indian peasantry in Guatemala against state and foreign oppression. Uses a variety of formats--interviews, direct address, newsreels, re-enactments, video transmissions, and live footage shot at great hazard. Loosely centered on the experiences of a 23 year old Indian woman now living in exile.
Poverty outlaw ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Documentary from the point-of-view of Philadelphia welfare recipients, showing some of the devastating effects of welfare reform. Chronicles the growth of the Kensington Welfare Rights Union, a group of welfare recipients organizing to protest the cuts in their benefits and to work toward better living conditions for poor people who live in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia.
Who shot President Kennedy ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
This documentary shows how new scientific methods are being used to review key evidence and theories surrounding Kennedy's death.
The money lenders by Peter Kinoy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
This program looks at the two world bank systems originally set up after World War II for governments that needed short or long term loans, and at the economic and environmental problems the two systems are experiencing today.
Banking on life and debt ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Over 90% of the earth's population live in countries trapped in multibillion-dollar loan schemes sponsored and controlled by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. The effects of this are analyzed for Ghana, Brazil, and the Philippines.
The money lenders updated for year 2000 ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Updated with scenes from April 2000, a documentary on major criticisms of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), two of the most powerful financial institutions in the world. Five country case studies are presented, each concentrating on a different aspect of the critics' charges.
The reckoning ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
"Late in the 20th century, in response to repeated mass atrocities around the world, more than 120 countries united to form the International Criminal Court (ICC) -- the first permanent court created to prosecute perpetrators (no matter how powerful) of crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide. [The film] follows dynamic ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo and his team for 3 years across 4 continents as he issues arrest warrants for Lord's Resistance Army leaders in Uganda, puts Congolese warlords on trial, shakes up the Colombian justice system, and charges Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir with genocide in Darfur, challenging the UN Security Council to arrest him...As this tiny court in The Hague struggles to change the world and forge a new paradigm for justice, innocent victims suffer and wait. Will the Prosecutor succeed? Will the world ensure that justice prevails?" -- http://skylightpictures.com.
Onward Christian soldiers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Documents the intense, sophisticated and persistent proselytizing crusade launched by North American religious fundamentalists (Evangelicans and Pentecostals) in southern Latin America, particularly in Brazil, Chile and Ecuador, where they represent a challenge to the traditional popularity and authority of the Roman Catholic Church. The competition for souls, power and political influence has become intense, as it is revealed in the activities of Jimmy Swaggart in Brasil and Chile and the National Religious Broadcasting Corporation in Ecuador. Reveals the extent of their success and the resistance they have encountered from the Catholic Church and various indigenous groups.
Outriders ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Beginning in June 1998, members of the Philadelphia-based Kensington Welfare Rights Union take a thirty-day bus trip across country to collect stories of the poor, homeless, and unemployed to be presented as evidence to the United Nations of economic human rights violations by the U.S. government.
The money lenders the World Bank & International Monetary Fund: a global report ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Discusses the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund and the effects of the loans given to real people in real places. Shows how the money has been used and the consequences of these loans.
Takeover ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
A documentary about groups of homeless people in eight U.S. cities who, on May 1, 1990, "Takeover" empty, government-owned housing.
Witness to apartheid ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Documents terrorism practiced against black children and students by the South African police and army.
Teatro ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Documentary of grass roots Hondurian acting troup, Teatro la Fragua, founded by Jesuit priest, Jack Warner. Company members are shown performing in three plays, conducting an acting workshop in the town of Salama, and on a retreat to Copan, an ancient Mayan center.
African American families Agricultural industries Authoritarianism Banks and banking Brazil Developing countries Discrimination Documentary films Documentary films Documentary television programs Economic assistance, Domestic Economic history Economic policy Economic security Fatherless families Feature films Financial institutions, International Food supply Fujimori, Alberto Guzmán Reynoso, Abimael,--1934- Historical films History Homelessness--Government policy Homeless persons--Political activity Human rights Indians of South America--Government relations International finance International Monetary Fund Monetary policy Nonfiction films Peru Peru.--Comisión de la Verdad y Reconciliación Political corruption Political crimes and offenses--Investigation Political science Poor--Social conditions Populism Poverty Race relations Reconciliation--Political aspects Rural poor Sendero Luminoso (Guerrilla group) Single-parent families Social problems Terrorism Truth commissions United States Urban poor Welfare rights movement World Bank