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Works: 108 works in 233 publications in 2 languages and 17,001 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  History  Biographies  Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Sources  Art  Nonfiction television programs  Military history 
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Classifications: PN1997, 297
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Most widely held works by Independent Production Fund
Muslims : an in-depth look at what it means to be a Muslim in the 21st century( Visual )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at what it means to be a Muslim in the 21st century. Filmed in Egypt, Malaysia, Iran, Turkey, Nigeria and the United States, this program explores the influence of culture and politics on religion, looks at the political forces at work among Muslims around the world, emphasizes Islam's kinship with Christianity and Judaism, and examines the diverse interpretations of Islam among the Muslim people
Great Tales in Asian Art( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the rendering into visual and performance art of five beloved tales of India (Ramayana), Indonesia (Gita govinda), Korea (Korean masked dance-drama), and Japan (The tale of Genji, The tale of Heiji)
Mystery of Love by Megumi Ōnaka( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world of deepening violence and misunderstanding, we need to explore the forces that hold things together. By expanding our definition of love, we learn to honor equally the many forms of affection and connection that create a healthy life and society. This film examines the many faces of love through in-depth stories of marriage, family, friendship, divine love, altruistic love, brotherly love, the love between parents and children, and love of community. This PBS special also includes insights and commentary from leading authorities who have worked with the subject of love, including Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr., Betty Sue Flowers, Ph. D., Ethel Person, M.D., Rabbi Alan Lew, and Frances Vaughan, Ph. D. Hosted by author, playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith
She Says : Women in News( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic program, ten pioneering female journalists talk about the difficulty they had breaking into what was once a male-dominated profession. The documentary highlights their struggle to be taken seriously and the impact they eventually had on news reporting. Anna Quindlen recalls the drama of covering Geraldine Ferraro's 1984 bid for vice president, and Nina Totenberg and Narda Zacchino discuss the significance of female journalists reporting on the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hall sexual harassment case. Carole Simpson, the first African-American female network anchor, details how news typically comes from a "white, male perspective" despite the diverse makeup of her own newsroom, and Helen Thomas gives credit to earlier newswomen, such as Barbara Walters, who helped break down barriers. Other participants include Judy Woodruff, Rena Pederson, Judy Crichton, Geneva Overholser, and Paula Madison
To God What is God's( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program details the War of the Cristeros (Cristiada), a conflict that arose in the 1920s featuring a clash between the secularist political world and religious world in Mexico
The Drama and its Main Characters : the Conquest( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program, part of a series presented by Televisa and produced here by Independent Production Fund, begins the story of the Spanish conquest of Mexico with its main protagonists, Hernán Cortés and Moctezuma. We hear of the similarities and weaknesses of the Spanish Empire under Carlos V and the Aztec Empire led by Moctezuma, and follow Columbus' exploratory journeys to the New World. We learn how two shipwrecked sailors chose opposite sides in the initial combats that won the invaluable translator, the Malinche, for Cortés. Spanish technology overcame the numeric odds against the Spaniards and the Aztec Empire's onerous tribute helped Cortés form alliances with subject nations, especially after the Cholula Massacre. Hear how Moctezuma made a fatal mistake as Cortés advanced toward Tenochtitlán, the Aztec capital
Howard Zinn: The People's Historian( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian and author of A People's History of the United States Howard Zinn presents a critical view of American politics. In this sixth episode, Zinn discusses the 1960s protest movements and compares them with today's more muted protests; both are part of an ongoing American history of rebellion by the oppressed. Zinn addresses the United States international role and its support. The power of ordinary people to organize can bring about great change and shape history
Alvaro Obregon, the Vertigo of Victory( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Televisa of Mexico documentary series, produced here by the Independent Production Fund, recounts the struggle for power during the Mexican Revolution of 1910, using archival footage and photographs of the contenders. This program introduces Álvaro Obregón, farmer, general, and president whose social, educational and cultural reforms induced a cultural awareness of Mexican history illustrated by the Mexican muralists. As General of the Constitutional Army of the Northwest, his strategy won important battles that propelled him to the Convention of Aguascalientes where he confronted the Villistas and Zapatistas. Obregón's defeat of Pancho Villa in the Battles of Celaya using modern field artillery and machine guns enabled Carranza to become president. Obregón was named Minister of War, but broke with Carranza over unrealized Constitutional reforms, and returned to his farm in Sonora. Obregón campaigned in the 1920 Presidential Elections against Carranza's pick, Ignacio Bonillas, and when he was not elected, Obregón with the Governor of Sonora, Adolfo de la Huerta revolted against Carranza who was deposed and soon after, killed. Adolfo de la Huerta served as interim president until Obregón was declered President of Mexico. He crushed a de la Huerta rebellion after nominating Plutarco Elías Calles to suceed him. Obregón's later years were spent moderninzing his chick-pea farm and organizing the farmers, until Yaqui unrest and increasing violence impelled him to seek re-election. Months after his re-election, he was assassinated
Howard Zinn: The People's Historian( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howard Zinn discusses the World Wars and the Great Depression, rejects the view of World War II as the Good War and articulating his opposition to war. He discusses anti-black race riots after WWI. He criticizes post-WWII military interventions, and discusses the way in which the "Good War" narrative of WWII emboldens these efforts. He talks about the how near-revolutionary atmosphere pressured FDR to implement the New Deal
Howard Zinn: The People's Historian( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian and author of A People's History of the United States Howard Zinn presents a moral perspective on early America, citing events and movements rarely covered in U.S. history textbooks. In this interview, he discusses Columbus' atrocities against indigenous tribes in the Caribbean, slavery and Abolitionist Movement, colonial massacres against Native Americans that marked the beginning of Westward Expansion, Civil War Indian Removal policies, and the class conflict that shaped the Revolutionary War through army mutinies and veteran's uprisings. A common thread throughout our history is the gap between American ideals of freedom and democracy, and the reality of social divisions, economic inequality, and grassroots organization for constitutional reform
Human Sacrifice and Spiritual Conquest : the Conquest( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this chapter two different notions, on how each empire saw the world converge and yet differ in one equally important aspect for both cultures: religion. The spiritual conquest was an even more complicated task than the military conquest, where the role of the friars and humanists was pivotal in this transformative process. The permanence and merge of beliefs became the religious basis for the modern Mexicans. The third part of The Conquest series concerns the religious and philosophical differences between the Spaniards and the Mesoamerican cultures, monotheism versus polytheism, individualism versus collectivism. Historians and anthropologists also find similarities as in the concepts of body and soul, and sacrifice; but Christ's crucifixion was the ultimate sacrifice for Christians, while the Aztecs emphasized human sacrifice for political, military and cosmological reasons, using it to control and terrorize their subjects. The advent of the Franciscan monks, sent by Pope Alexander VI to convert and protect the natives, allowed the mestization of the Mexican population, unlike in the Bahamas. Monks like Friar Bernardino de Sahagún and Friar Bartolomé de las Casas preserved the native languages, culture and history from more zealous religious who destroyed Aztec writings, temples and idols in their fire to exterminate all pagan ideas
Howard Zinn: The People's Historian( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian and author of A People's History of the United States Howard Zinn presents a critical view of American expansionism. In this interview, he discusses Andrew Jackson's wars against the Seminole Indians leading to the Florida Purchase, the Mexican-American War, how Native American resistance to white settlers was brutally oppressed, the role of religion in Manifest Destiny, the Spanish-American War, and U.S. imperialism in Latin America. Zinn calls for recognizing our national limitations and shifting America's role as a military superpower to a more humanitarian model-a process that he believes would reduce terrorism threats and focus spending on domestic needs
Howard Zinn: The People's Historian( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Suarez interviews Howard Zinn about the rebelling working girls of Lowell mills and women becoming involved in anti-slavery and feminist movements. Zinn discusses suppression of slave revolts by plantation owners, entry of blacks into the Civil War and how the North eventually gave power, over blacks, back to the South
Miguel Aleman Valdes's Six-Year Term : The Businessman President( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program focuses on the six-year term of Miguel AlemánValdés, one that featured both corruption and decline in political liberties, but was also accompanied by economic expansion and enormous growth of Mexico City, as well as an improvement in relations with the United States
Morelos( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program details the rise of Hidalgo's disciple, José María Morelos, who led the War of Independence across the wilds of southern Mexico and was known as a pious and profound patriot
Victory : the Mexican Revolution( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program presents the story of the formation of the Constitution, and the following years of the Carranza regime, which featured great difficulties, which included hunger, butchery and a large part of the country at war
Howard Zinn: The People's Historian( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this interview, historian and author of A People's History of the United States Howard Zinn outlines the history of American resistance efforts from the post-Civil War period to World War I. Included are discussions of the Populist Movement; the Labor Movement; anarchism; Progressive Era organizations such as the Socialist Party, IWW and NAACP; and U.S. imperialism including the Philippine War and military interventions in Central America. Finally, he argues that our class system prevents true social reform and that the idea of American national interest is a myth
Jose Lopez Portillo's Six-Year Term : The Betting President( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program focuses on the six-year presidency of Jose LópezPortillo, one of the most tragic chapters in the Mexico's modern history, which led to the collapse of international oil prices and national bankruptcy
Venustiano Carranza : A Bridge Between Centuries( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program tells the story of Venustiano Carranza, a socially progressive leader during the second phase of the Mexican Revolution, who guided Mexico through its 1917 Constitution during his Presidency
Guerrero( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program details the rise of Vicente Guerrero, one of Mexico's most prominent military leaders, who joined with another leader, Agustin de Iturbide, to end Mexico's War of Independence from Spain. Part 1 addresses Guerrero's bravery and early experience as a traveling mule train driver that benefitted the militia he joined and the insurgent Army of the South. He rose in command as insurgent leaders like Hidalgo, Morelos and Galeana were killed
 
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