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Moxie Firecracker Films, Inc

Works: 39 works in 118 publications in 1 language and 7,450 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Biography  History  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical films  Historical television programs  War television programs  Case studies 
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Most widely held works by Inc Moxie Firecracker Films
Last days in Vietnam by Artist Not Provided( Visual )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"April 1975. During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon, the South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. The United States had only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. With the lives of thousands of South Vietnamese hanging in the balance, those in control faced an impossible choice -- who would go and who would be left behind to face brutality, imprisonment or even death. At the risk of their careers and possible court-martials, a handful of individuals took matters into their own hands. Engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations, they waged a desperate effort to evacuate as many South Vietnamese as possible"--Container
Ghosts of Abu Ghraib by Rory Kennedy( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents interviews with perpetrators, witnesses, and victims examining the abuses that occurred in the fall of 2003 at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Asks what mental and ethical lapses led average American soldiers to use torture at Abu Ghraib and what role might have been played by "group think" and blind obedience. Looks at how the scandal impacted America's credibility as a global defender of freedom and human rights. Traces the events and decisions that created the political and psychological climate in which torture occurred
What happened, Miss Simone? by Nina Simone( Visual )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the life and career of American singer Nina Simone
Bobby Fischer against the world( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the '70s, Chess was a Cold War sport. Since the end of WWII, the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. had been locked in mortal combat for supremacy of just about everything, and Bobby Fischer was America's hope. Chess prodigies aren't that rare, but Bobby Fischer made chess sexy, an almost impossible task. He captured the world's imagination, and he proved that the U.S. could produce a champion in a game where the winners always seemed to be Russians. Chess would seem to make a terrible spectator sport, but somehow this man ratcheted all of it up to new heights. Chess fans will find it short on details on what made his game unique, but most will find this a great portrait of a man who was so brilliant that it made him intensely unhappy. He couldn't handle his own genius, and in the end, that was what destroyed him. He wasn't a man against the world, but rather a man against himself. That was the one opponent he could never best
The Nazi officer's wife( Visual )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One Jewish woman's true story of surviving the Holocaust by marrying a Nazi officer. Narrated by Susan Sarandon, this documentary provides a unique perspective in its story of defiance and strength
Street fight by Marshall Curry( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Street Fight, the Oscar nominated documentary, is a riveting story about the underbelly of American democracy. When Cory Booker, a 32-year-old Yale Law grad, taks on a four-term mayor of Newark, NJ, he gets an education in the politics of the streets. The city's political machine unleashes a campaign of harassment and voter intimidation, and the race unfolds amid accusations of terrorism, a Watergate-style burglary, and sexual scandal. When the election becomes racially charged - a surprising twist for a battle between two African-American candidates - voters are forced to ask what it means to be "really black" in America today
Pandemic : facing AIDS( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This theatrical version of the HBO series takes us around the globe to reveal stories of people who have been touched by AIDS: James (Uganda), a seven-year-old orphan who is taking care of his little sister Jessica; Sergei and Lena (Russia), young parents whose previous drug use has left them HIV-positive; Nagaraj and Bhanu (India), a young family facing life with AIDS in a small village, Alex (Brazil), a 27-year-old gay man who is trying to rebuild his health and get back to living a full and productive life; and Lek (Thailand), a former sex worker
Girl hood( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shanae was ten years old when she was gang-raped by five boys. She responded by turning to drink and drugs, and then at age 12, graduated to murder. Abandoned by her mother, a heroin addict turned prostitute, Megan ran away from ten different foster homes before being arrested for assault. Both girls ended up in the Waxter Juvenile Facility, home to Maryland's most violent offenders."--Container
Makers( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles women leaders in the fields of politics, business, military, space, motion pictures, and comedy
The execution of Wanda Jean( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wanda Jean Allen of Oklahoma was convicted of killing her lover, Gloria Leathers, and sentenced to death. This video follows Allen's case and the time period prior to Allen's execution, contains interviews with her family and the family of her victim, and shows the hearing in which she was denied clemency
Coma( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the mysteries of the injured brain and its ability to heal. The special goes inside a top U.S. medical facility for the treatment of head trauma and follows four coma survivors over the course of a year. Includes film not originally featured
¡Yo soy Boricua, pa'que tu lo sepas! = I'm Boricua, just so you know!( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosie Perez explores the complex history between Puerto Rico and the United States. It begins with the vibrant celebration of the Puerto Rican Day Parade and lingers with Perez's deeply personal perspective. The themes of family, language, and racism are put into historical perspective as the film uncovers the side of Puerto Rico absent from U.S. history books
Shouting Fire : Stories from the Edge of Free Speech( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary look at the evolution of the concept of free speech throughout the United States' history, and a specific examination of the balancing act between protecting civil liberties and national security in a post-9/11 world. Despite the First Amendment, is all speech equally free? As a living document, the U.S. Constitution is subject to changing interpretations; court cases that have alternatively broadened and narrowed the amendment's protections. But its greatest challenge may be the government that seized on the 9/11 tragedy as unprecedented license to surveil, intimidate, arrest, and detain citizens. The eternal question is: Do Americans ever benefit by limiting the scope of the First Amendment? Noted attorney Martin Garbus serves as tour guide, with examples drawn from recent controversies in education, and protest movements past and present
Nothing left unsaid : Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper by Liz Garbus( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born into one of the wealthiest and best-known families in American history, Gloria Vanderbilt has lived in the public eye for more than 90 years, unapologetically pursuing love, family and career, experiencing extreme tragedy and tremendous success side by side. In this HBO Documentary Films production, Vanderbilt and her son, award-winning TV journalist Anderson Cooper, look back at Vanderbilt's remarkable, still-productive life
The fence = (La Barda)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2006, the U.S. government built the Southern U.S. Border Barrier, a fence that stretches only 700 miles of the 2000 plus miles comprising the U.S.-Mexican border to help contain the illegal immigration issue, at a cost of three years and three billion dollars. Kennedy investigates the impact of the fence and some of its unforeseen consequences. Through candid interviews with border guards, ranchers, environmentalists, she asked the question: Was it worth it?
A dangerous son( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One in 10 American children suffers from a serious emotional disturbance and over 17 million have experienced a psychiatric disorder. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Liz Garbus, A Dangerous Son focuses primarily on three families in crisis, each struggling with a child's severe mental illness and desperately seeking treatment in the face of limited resources and support. Interspersed with interviews with mental-health experts and advocates -- including Dr. Thomas Insel, former director of the National Institute of Mental Health, and Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the Tree -- the film highlights the cycle of counselor visits, medications, hospitalizations and encounters with law enforcement (calling the police is too often a heart-wrenching last resort for parents). The guilt and isolation parents feel can be overwhelming, as is the constant worry that their child may harm themselves or others. And while treatment can greatly improve outcomes, appropriate care is a luxury only for those who can afford it, or who happen to live in states with free or affordable treatment. An intimate look at childhood psychiatric disorders, A Dangerous Son exposes the cracks in a system that fails too many families, with potentially devastating consequences."--Container
There's something wrong with Aunt Diane( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the afternoon of July 26, 2009, Diane Schuler drove the wrong way on the Taconic State Parkway in New York for nearly two miles, eventually smashing into an SUV and killing herself, her daughter, three nieces, and all three people in the other car. Only her five-year-old son survived. Diane's autopsy revealed that she had consumed the equivalent of 10 shots of vodka and had smoked marijuana shortly before the accident. Yet by all accounts, Diane had no history of substance abuse or psychological problems, and was generally known to be a loving and stable wife and mother. ... Was Diane Schuler the monster the public made her out to be? Or was she the perfect wife and mother that so many who knew her said she was? This documentary searches for answers to an enduring and disturbing tragedy"--Container
Ethel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Ethel' celebrates the remarkable life of Ethel Kennedy, the wife of Robert F. Kennedy, through a treasure trove of revealing and little-known anecdotes from those who know her best: her family. This personal portrait contains Ethel's first extended interview in more than 20 years. An official selection at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, the documentary highlights the remarkable life of the Kennedy matriarch, and the love story between Ethel, now 84, and her late husband
10 days that unexpectedly changed America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second in a three--part series in which acclaimed documentary filmmakers present ten pivotal moments in American history and their often unforeseen repercussions. This segment of three documentary films records events at the beginning of the 20th century. The Homestead Strike on July 6, 1892 was the result of harsh working conditions at Carnegie's Homestead steel mill, a battle between management and the labor union. The assassination of President William McKinley at the 1901 World's Fair on Sept. 6, 1901, ushered in a new Progressive Era under Theodore Roosevelt. In July 1925, the trial of John Scopes ("the Monkey Trial") was a courtroom battle between William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow over the teaching of evolution in a small Tennessee town, and underscored a deep schism within the American psyche: religion versus science, church versus state, elitism versus populism
A good job : stories of the FDNY( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A genuine, raw, emotional look at the sacrifices firefighters make, and how different tragedies over the decades have helped shape the FDNY into a family
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Pandemic : facing AIDSGirl hood
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