WorldCat Identities

Swell Cinema (Firm)

Overview
Works: 5 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 118 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Short films  Biographical films  Sports films  Documentary television programs 
Classifications: PN1997, 070.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Swell Cinema (Firm)
Reporter zero( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Determined to rattle a nation in denial, Randy Shilts doggedly covered AIDS when few others would. A San Francisco Chronicle reporter and the first openly gay journalist in the mainstream media, Shilts wrote from the front lines of the AIDS crisis while secretly struggling against the disease. Insightful and controversial, his reporting culminated in his best-selling book "And the Band Played On," a seminal work on the politics and history of AIDS. Shilts' story exemplifies the power of journalism, represents a critical moment in LGBT history, documents massive institutional failure, and is an inspirational reminder that one person can make a difference."--Publisher's description
Heart of the Sea: Kapolioka'ehukai( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Heart of the Sea is an hour-long documentary about Hawaiian legend Rell "Kapolioka'ehukai" Sunn, who died in January 1998 of breast cancer at the age of 47. Known worldwide as a pioneer of women's professional surfing, in the Islands Rell Sunn achieved the stature of an icon--not only for her physical power, grace and luminous beauty, but for her leadership in a community that loved her as much as she loved it. Named one of Hawai'i's most influential women of the 20th century by ABC television, Sunn--whose Hawaiian name means Heart of the Sea--was eulogized in the New York times for having "captured the heart of Hawai'i during a 14-year battle with cancer." ... [The film] traces Rell's personal and public life, interweaving her last interview in 1997--two months before her death--with archival footage and news, home videos, and interviews with her daughter, friends, fellow surfers, her doctors, and others in the community whose lives were changed by the way Rell chose to live hers"--Swell Cinema website
Beautiful son( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2003, Hawaii filmmakers Don and Julianne King realized something was wrong with their three-year-old son, Beau. Beau was losing his ability to speak, play with other kids, and was becoming disconnected from the outside world. Determined to help Beau, his parents brought him to the best doctors in the U.S. and took along a video camera to document the results. Two months later, Beau was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This is the story of an illness reaching epidemic proportion, now affecting one in 150 children. And it's the story of a grassroots movement of parents and doctors who are experimenting with alternative treatments and who are successfully recovering some kids from autism. These parents and doctors believe that vaccines, mercury, and other toxins may be triggering some forms of autism and are demanding research be done to help their children
Swell( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features women longboard surfers in Santa Cruz, Calif
Texas majority minority( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite years of disenfranchisement, the Latino and African American communities in Lockhart, Texas, are fighting back -- registering voters, running for local office, organizing the first ever MLK day march in their community. Texas majority minority shows how important voting is -- not only in determining elections but also in preventing political apartheid in Texas"--Container
 
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Audience level: 0.40 (from 0.32 for Swell ... to 0.43 for Reporter z ...)

Languages
English (12)