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Shanachie Home Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 42 works in 61 publications in 2 languages and 1,636 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Documentary television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Drama  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical films  Music 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: PN1995.9.N4, 781.62
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Most widely held works by Shanachie Home Video (Firm)
Chase the devil : religious music of the Appalachian Mountains( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious music in the Southern Appalachians covers a wide panorama. At one extreme, is the idea that any music is the "devil's work," at the other is hard driving, rhythmic music. Focuses on the Holiness church experience depicting the exhuberant preaching and singing
Sukiyaki and chips : the Japanese sounds of music( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interesting mix of Japanese adaptations of foreign music styles with the traditional music of the past. A perfect introduction to the often misunderstood musical culture of Japan
There'll always be stars in the sky : the Indian film music phenomenon by Jeremy Marre( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how India's movie music has become the dominant popular music in India. Includes behind-the-scenes examination of soundtracks creation, using huge orchestras and powerful "playback" singers
Number 17 cotton mill Shanghai blues : music in China( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shanghai, Beijing, and the Islamic northwest region of Xinjiang, China are surveyed to illustrate the return to ancient and traditional Chinese music and arts in post-Cultural Revolution life. Musicians and factory workers who also play as soloists or in ensembles, are featured
Two faces of Thailand : a musical portrait( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular music in Thailand, where even the king of Thailand is a jazz musician, juxtapositions folk music with Western pop to produce the Luk Tung music scene. Director Marre, joins Luk Tung star Sumbatcharon on the road as he takes his huge troupe across country to stage sprawling, uniquely Thai extravaganzas that are the common man's entertainment. We are also taken into the cities, into the kick-boxing arenas and the red-light districts where music plays an integral role
Lindbergh by International Conference on Computational and Experimental Methods in Reciprocating Engines( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1927, a 25 year-old Charles A. Lindbergh astounded the world by flying non-stop from New York to Paris without even packing a parachute. This award-winning documentary faithfully traces the chronology of Lindbergh's life, using seldom-seen archival footage and photos, new scholarship, and interviews with Lindbergh's family members, to explore his exhilarating, contradictory and turbulent life
The Romany trail( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 1 is a search for the "lost" gypsy tribes of Egypt, and traces their route into Spain; pt. 2 goes to India, to find what are believed to be the original gypsy families whose descendants migrated across the Middle East to Africa and Europe, and then goes to Eastern Europe, among the oppressed gypsy communities of then-Communist Europe
Midnight ramble : Oscar Micheaux and the story of race movies( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the story of race movies produced for Afro-Americans from the 1920s through 1950 and the role played by Oscar Micheaux, the leading Afro-American producer and director. These movies were designed for Afro-Americans, were frequently shown at midnight, and presented Afro-Americans in a positive light. Features interviews with Afro-American actors, actresses, and historians
St. Patrick : the Irish legend( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Irish hero, St. Patrick, whose belief that good conquers evil would liberate Ireland and alter the course of history
Cajun country by Jack O'Brien( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This video takes you on a trip through Cajun countryside, visiting with some of the finest Cajun musicians and encountering many facets of this beautiful and fascinating culture."--Container
Life in the thirties by Educational Video( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film protraying life in America during the 1930's. Includes scenes showing social and economic trends, and the events and personalities that attracted the attention of the average person
Battle for Warsaw by Peter Batty( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the tragic story of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising in which a quarter of a million Poles lost their lives. Outnumbered by more than 3-to-1 and fighting with only handmade or captured weapons, the citizens of Warsaw held out against German Panzer divisions for over 2 months, hoping to liberate their capital for themselves before the nearby Russian troops arrived. Stalin choose to ignore the pleas for help from the beseiged Poles, holding his troops back and allowing the Germans to wipe out the non-Communist Poles before he unleashed his own troops on the survivors
Edisons' miracle of light( Visual )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Thomas Edison's invention of the light bulb and his subsequent battle with George Westinghouse over the type of electric current to be used are covered. The launching of the Edison General Electric Company is also discussed
Slapstick, too!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illuminating, fun-filled look back at early film comedy and the great masters of the art. Features the hilarious antics of Charlie Caphlin, Laurel and Hardy, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Fatty Arbuckle, the Marx Brothers, W.C. Fields and many more. These comic legends drew their characters and style from the raucous humor of the vaudeville stage where the wild anarchy of slapstick was king. Loaded with non-stop, side-splitting scenes from early films that show these greats at the peak of their powers
Cesaria Evora : morna blues by Anaïs Prosaïc( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Portuguese and English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profile of Cesaria Evora, popular singer of a unique style of blues known as morna, a blend of Portuguese, fado, jazz, and Latin, featuring a tour of her homeland in Cape Verde, providing insights into the cultural roots and influences on her music, and including footage of Evora in both informal and formal performances
Cats( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cats" takes a closer look at one of nature's perfect predators living in our midst. From ancient Egypt's veneration to medieval Europe's persecution to present day America's adoration, "Cats" explores their surprising history. Reigning with sublime indifference in over 30% of American homes, many cats live a pampered existence. "Cats" will take you on a journey of discovery visiting lions in Africa, wild cats in the Galapagos, farm cats in Illinois and stray cats in New York City
The Kennedys( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through extensive interviews, still photographs and archival footage, The Kennedys explores the building of the Kennedy legend, and the shaping of the Kennedy fortune and dynasty by the family's patriarch and master builder, Joseph P. Kennedy
Murder of the century( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the 1906 murder of Stanford White, New York City's leading architect, by Harry K. Thaw, eccentric heir to a Pittsburgh railroad fortune, over Evelyn Nesbit, Thaw's wife. Thaw's trial touched off an extended debate over widespread acceptance of a double standard--one for rich Americans and another for everyone else
The Romany trail( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first part describes the search for the "lost" gypsy tribes of Egypt and traces their route into Spain
Operation Barbarossa by Peter Batty( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A background to Hitler's attack on the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941. This battle on the Russian front led to the biggest, bloodiest battle ever fought, costing the lives of at least 20 million people and ending Europe's dominiance in world affars. In sheer numbers, miles of front, and quantity of guns, shells, and tanks, no other battle in history can compare with it. Codenamed "Operation Barbarossa" by the German Army, the footage shown has been obtained from both sides and includes notable eyewitness accounts from surviving members of Hitler's inner circle
 
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