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Independent Television Service

Overview
Works: 1,176 works in 3,312 publications in 4 languages and 125,927 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical films  Historical television programs  Biography  Interviews  Case studies 
Roles: prn, Producer, pre, Production personnel, Distributor
Classifications: E185.61, 323.11960730904
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Most widely held works about Independent Television Service
 
Most widely held works by Independent Television Service
King corn by Aaron Woolf( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,752 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
I am not your Negro by Raoul Peck( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using James Baldwin's unfinished final manuscript, Remember This House, this documentary follows the lives and successive assassinations of three of the author's friends, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., delving into the legacy of these iconic figures and narrating historic events using Baldwin's original words and a flood of rich archival material. An up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, this film is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter
The Invisible War by Kirby Dick( Visual )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,485 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
Waltz with Bashir by Ari Folman( Visual )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An animated motion picture based on events in the director's own life, involving his attempts to both remember and verify his wartime experiences. After not being able to recall the time he spent on an Israeli Army mission during the Lebanon War, Ari attempts to unravel the mystery by traveling around the world to interview old friends and comrades. As the pieces of the puzzle begin to come together, his memory begins to return in illustrations that are surreal. At the end of the animated film is a very short segment of the film that shows live footage of war casualties
People like us : social class in America by Louis Alvarez( Visual )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do income, family background, education, attitudes, aspirations, and even appearance mark someone as a member of a particular social class? In travels across the U.S. in interviews with people from diverse socioeconomic groups, this film examines how social class in America has as much influence as race or ethnicity in determining what kind of opportunities a person has in life. Discusses how social class plays a role in the lives of all Americans, whether they live in Park Avenue penthouses, Appalachian trailer parks, bayou houseboats, or suburban gated communities, and presents stories of family traditions, class mobility, and different lifestyle choices. The final segment uses Anderson High School in Austin, Texas as a microcosmic example of the social segmentation that extends throughout the macro level
Race : the power of an illusion( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series challenges one of our most fundamental beliefs: that humans come divided into a few distinct biological groups, telling an eye-opening tale of how what we assume to be normal, commonsense, even scientific, is actually shaped by our history, social institutions and cultural beliefs. Episode one explores how recent scientific discoveries have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode two questions the belief that race has always been with us. It traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas. Episode three focuses on how our institutions shape and create race
Half the sky by Nicholas D Kristof( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actress/advocates and New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof meet individuals who are doing work to empower women and girls everywhere. These are stories of challenge, transformation and hope
A class apart : a Mexican American civil rights story( Visual )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the struggles of Mexican Americans during the post-World War II era of United States history, focusing on the landmark 1954 legal case Hernandez v. Texas. Lean how a small-town murder trial evolved into a landmark civil rights case that changed the lives and legal standings of tens of millions of Americans
Brother Outsider : The Life of Bayard Rustin( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary examining the life of Bayard Rustin, one of the first "freedom riders," an adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and A. Philip Randolph, and an organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. However, Rustin was forced to play a background role in landmark civil rights events because he was homosexual
The most dangerous man in America : Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon papers( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to the New York Times, making headlines around the world. [The film tells how] one man's profound change of heart created a landmark struggle involving America's newspapers, president and Supreme Court -- a political thriller whose events led directly to Watergate, Nixon's resignation and the end of the Vietnam War" - - Container
The house I live in( Visual )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over 40 years, the War on Drugs has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer, and damaged poor communities. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before. Filmed in more than 20 states, it captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels, the dealer to grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge, revealing profound human rights implications
Hip-Hop : Beyond Beats and Rhymes( Visual )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the conceptualization of masculinity in hip-hop culture. Pays tribute to hip-hop while challenging the rap music industry to take responsibility for too often perpetuating destructive, deeply conservative styles of manhood that glamorize sexism, violence, and homophobia. Includes interviews with prominent rappers, music industry executives, and social critics
The Weather Underground by Sam Green( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This remarkable documentary traces the rise and fall of the Weathermen, a group of radical students, who, outaged by the Vietnam War and racism, tried to overthrow the U.S. government in the 1970's, bombing the Capitol building, breaking Timothy Leary out of prison, and evading one of the largest FBI manhunts in history. Here former members speak candidly about the idealistic passion that drove them to "bring the war home" and the trajectory that placed them on the FBI's most wanted list
Latino Americans( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latino Americans chronicles the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States. It is a story of people, politics, and culture, intersecting with much that is central to the history of the United States while also going to places where standard U.S. histories do not tend to tread
Last train home = Gui tu lie che by Lixin Fan( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Chinese and English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every spring, China’s cities are plunged into chaos as 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year’s holiday. This mass exodus is the world’s largest human migration—an epic spectacle that reveals a country tragically caught between its rural past and industrial future. LAST TRAIN HOME follows one couple who have embarked on this annual trek for almost two decades. Like so many of China’s rural poor, Zhang Changhua and Chen Suqin left behind their two infant children for grueling factory jobs. Their daughter Qin—now a restless and rebellious teenager—both bitterly resents their absence and longs for her own freedom away from school, much to the utter devastation of her parents. Emotionally engaging and starkly beautiful, the film is an intimate observation of one fractured family, shedding light on the human cost of China’s ascendance as an economic superpower. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema - Documentary at the **Sundance Film Festival**. Winner of Best Documentary at the **News & Documentary Emmy Awards**
If a tree falls : a story of the Earth Liberation Front( Visual )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The remarkable story of the rise and fall of the Earth Liberation Front, a radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat, ' told through the transformation and radicalization of one of its members, Daniel McGowan. Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Marshall Curry weaves a chronicle of McGowan facing life in prison with a dramatic investigation of the events that led to his involvement with the ELF
Between the folds : a film about finding inspiration in unexpected places by Vanessa Gould( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origami may seem an unlikely medium for understanding and explaining the world. But around the globe, several fine artists and theoretical scientists are abandoning more conventional career paths to forge lives as modern-day paper folders. Through origami, these offbeat and provocative minds are reshaping ideas of creativity and revealing the relationship between art and science. This film chronicles 10 of their stories: three of the world's foremost origami artists, less conventional artists, abstract artists, advanced mathematicians and a remarkable scientist who received a MacArthur Genius Award for his computational origami research. While debates ebb and flow on issues of folding technique, symbolism and purpose, this film shows how closely art and science are intertwined. The medium of paper folding--a simple blank, uncut square--emerges as a metaphor for the creative potential of transformation in all of us
The Black Panthers : vanguard of the revolution by Stanley Nelson( Visual )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure trove of rare archival footage with the voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, and Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it. Featuring Kathleen Cleaver, Elaine Brown, Emory Douglas, Jamal Joseph, and many others, it's an essential history and a vibrant chronicle of this pivotal movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture in America."--Container
The Interrupters( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Interrupters tells stories of three violence interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. The film's main subjects work for an innovative organization, CeaseFire. Founded by an epidemiologist who believes that the spread of violence mimics the spread of infectious diseases, and so the treatment should be similar: go after the most infected, and stop the infection at its source. One of the cornerstones of the organization is the violence interrupters program. The Interrupters--who have credibility on the streets because of their own personal histories--intervene in conflicts before they explode into violence
Country boys( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed producer David Sutherland returns to rural America to tell an epic tale of two boys coming of age in Kentucky's Appalachian hills, documenting their struggles to overcome hardship and poverty and find meaning in their lives. It begins in the autumn of 1999, when Chris and Cody begin attending the David School, an alternative high school for troubled teens in David, Kentucky. Cody finds a new sense of belonging, not only in his home life with former step-grandmother, but through his heavy metal band, his faith in God, and his relationship with his girlfriend, whose parents become a second family for him. For Chris Johnson, the struggle to find his sense of purpose proves more intense and difficult. Chris is torn between his devotion to his family, his family responsibilities, and his desire to get an education despite his learning difficulties
 
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