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Stone, Robert 1950-

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Most widely held works by Robert Stone
American experience by Edward Jay Epstein( Visual )

8 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and German and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and how many people still believe that there wasn't a lone gunman involved. Features rarely seen archival footage; interviews; government investigations; and more
Guerrilla : the taking of Patty Hearst( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In today's new and scarier age of terrorism, the actions of a small collection of mixed-race, largely middle-class radical leftists fighting against the Vietnam War, racism, and other social ills in the 1970's seem emblematic of the cultural chaos of the era, nothing more. The event of 1974 occurred when a group calling themselves the Symbionese Liberation Army kidnapped19-year-old newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst in Berkeley, California. The crime received nearly round-the-clock coverage, and made the SLA into counterculture superstars. There are gaps in the story but the film contains rare and long unseen newsreel footage, interviews with two SLA members, and offers a fascinating portrait of not only a kind of psychopathic idealism but also a whole era of extraordinary social turmoil
After the fire's gone out : the legacy of a revolution by Robert Stone( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1979, the FSLN-the Sandinistas-ovrthrew the Somoza dynasty in Nicarague, and began a program of social and economic reform, the effects of which were felt throughout Lati America, and as far away as Washington and Moscow. Brings the realities of life in Nicaragua, the danger, Poverty, fear, and humor
China now by Agnes Chen( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American experience( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost immediateley following World War II, the U.S. Navy began plans for a series of atomic bomb tests on the Bikini Islands. This was to be a major media event designed to formally present the atomic bomb to the world. Thousands of sailors were exposed to heavy doses of radiation and the entire native population of Biki was uprooted. Forty years later, their home is still too contaminated to support human life
The Satellite sky( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses archival films, photos, television commercials, feature films clips, and U.S. and Soviet news footage, without external narration, to give an impression of the early space race
Crime stories( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary shows the Massachusetts state prison, prison system, inmates, solitary confinement, and the underappreciated work of correction officials
Brazil in black & white( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As one of the most racially diverse nations in the world, Brazil has long considered itself a colorblind "racial democracy." But deep disparities in income, education and employment between lighter and darker-skinned Brazilians have prompted a civil rights movement advocating equal treatment of Afro-Brazilians. In Brazil, the last country in the Western Hemisphere to abolish slavery, blacks today make up almost half of the total population -- but nearly two-thirds of the nation's poor. Institutions of higher education have typically been monopolized by Brazil's wealthy and light-skinned elite, and illiteracy among black Brazilians is twice as high as among whites. Now, affirmative action programs are changing the rules of the game, with many colleges and universities reserving 20% of spots for Afro-Brazilians. But with national surveys identifying over 130 different categories of skin color, including "cinnamon," "coffee with milk," and "toasted," who will be considered "black enough" to qualify for the new racial quotas? "Am I black or am I white?" Even before they ever set foot in a college classroom, many Brazilian university applicants must now confront a question with no easy answer. BRAZIL IN BLACK AND WHITE follows the lives of five young college hopefuls from diverse backgrounds as they compete to win a coveted spot at the elite University of Brasilia, where 20 percent of the incoming freshmen must qualify as Afro-Brazilian. Outside the university, WIDE ANGLE reports on the controversial racial debate roiling Brazil through profiles of civil right activists, opponents of affirmative action, and one of the country's few black senators
The American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Film clips of news events, people on the street, etc., show how Americans became shocked at the news that the Soviet Union had successfully launched the first satellite into earth's orbit. A race to get the first man on the moon ensued
Radio Bikini( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Documentary on the testing by the United States of two atomic bombs in July, 1946, on Bikini Atoll under the code name Operation Crossroads. Features original film clips and radio reports and current interviews with Kilon Bauno, chief of the Bikinians, and John Smitherman, veteran of the tests. Tells how the series of tests was to be a major media event designed to formally present the atomic bomb to the world. Describes how thousands of sailors were exposed to heavy doses of radiation and the entire native population of Biki was uprooted, and that forty years later, their home is still too contaminated to support human life
 
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