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Independent Television Service

Works: 1,090 works in 2,791 publications in 5 languages and 120,482 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Documentary television programs  Biographical films  Nonfiction television programs  Interviews  Film adaptations  War films  Historical television programs 
Roles: prn, Producer, Production personnel, pre
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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 )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,934 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
Race : the power of an illusion by Llewellyn Smith( Visual )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 1,780 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
The Invisible War by Kirby Dick( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,513 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
I am not your Negro by Raoul Peck( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,460 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
Waltz with Bashir by Ari Folman( Visual )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,443 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
Half the sky by Nicholas D Kristof( Visual )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,350 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( Visual )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the small town of Edna, Texas, in 1951, field hand Pete Hernández killed a tenant farmer after exchanging words in a cantina. From this murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that would change the lives and legal standing of tens of millions of Americans. Tells the story of an underdog band of Mexican American lawyers who took their case all the way to the Supreme Court, where they challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans. Lawyers forged a daring legal strategy, arguing that Mexican Americans were "a class apart" from a legal system that recognized only blacks and whites
The Weather Underground by Sam Green( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early '70s, the radically enraged, bomb-planting fringe group call Weathermen had the distinction of being as alienated from the anti-war counterculture as the counterculture movement was from the rest of America. The group planned to blow up an empty building, but on March 6, 1970, an explosive accidentally went off in the New York Greenwich Village area, killing three of its own members and turning the rest of its members into outlaws on the run
The most dangerous man in America : Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon papers( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,161 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. ... one man's profound change of heart created a landmark struggle involving America's newspapers, its president, and the Supreme Court--a political thriller whose events led directly to Watergate, Nixon's resignation, and the end of the Vietnam War."--Container
Hip-Hop : Beyond Beats and Rhymes( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,141 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
If a tree falls : a story of the Earth Liberation Front( Visual )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 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. Weaves a chronicle of McGowan facing life in prison with a dramatic investigation of the events that led to his involvement with the ELF
Latino Americans( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,000 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 )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Chinese and English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every spring, China's cities are plunged into chaos, as all at once, a tidal wave of humanity attempts to return home by train. It is the Chinese New Year. The wave is made up of millions of migrant factory workers. The homes they seek are the rural villages and families they left behind to seek work in the booming coastal cities. It is an epic spectacle that tells us much about China, a country discarding traditional ways as it hurtles towards modernity and global economic dominance
Between the folds : a film about finding inspiration in unexpected places by Vanessa Gould( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between the Folds chronicles the stories of 10 fine artists and intrepid theoretical scientists who abandoned careers and scoffed at hard-earned graduate degrees, all to forge unconventional lives as modern-day paperfolders. This film paints an arresting portrait of the remarkable artistic and scientific creativity that fuels this ever-changing art form, fusing science and sculpture, form, and function, ancient and new."--Container
The Interrupters( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moving and surprising stories of three Violence Interrupters who, with bravado, humility, and even humor, try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. Shot over the course of a year, this documentary captures a period in Chicago when it became a national symbol for the violence in America's cities
The Black Panthers : vanguard of the revolution by Stanley Nelson( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 917 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
My Country, My Country by Laura Poitras( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Arabic and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary providing an intimate portrait of Iraqis living under U.S. occupation. The principal focus is Dr. Riyadh, an Iraqi medical doctor, father of six, and Sunni political candidate who is an outspoken critic of the occupation but passionate about the need to establish democracy in Iraq. As his waiting room is filled daily with patients suffering the physical and mental effects of ever-increasing violence, Dr. Riyadh struggles to understand the tragic contradiction of the U.S. occupation of Iraq and its project to spread democracy through the Middle East
Craft in America : a Journey to the origins, artists and techniques of American craft( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Craft in America is an exploration into the hearts and minds of artisans devoted to a diverse array of mediums -- from furniture making and basket weaving to pottery and metalsmithing. Each episode reveals that craft has earned itself a place within the realm of fine art"--Container
Production manual by Independent Television Service( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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