Shanachie Entertainment Corp
Most widely held works by Shanachie Entertainment Corp
The Wright stuff ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 475 libraries worldwide
The all-American story of two Midwestern boys who truly believed they could fly, Orville and Wilbur Wright. Discover little-known facts about these visionary brothers and their flying machines that changed the world.
The way West ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 337 libraries worldwide
The story begins with the opening decades of expansion, key technological advances, and the uprooting of the native people through the Civil War period. It then examines the four-year period immediately following the Civil War to the completion of the transcontinental railroad. The conclusion traces the sequence of events leading to the battle of the Little Big Horn, the oppression of Native American tribes, the rise of the Ghost Dance religion and the massacre at Wounded Knee.
The panic is on the great American depression as seen by the common man ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
This multifaceted set communicates both the painful hard times of the Great Depression and the grace and strong will of the common man in confronting it. Period newsreel and documentary film footage convey the feel of the times. Classic musical recordings reflect the popular mood of the day. The booklet includes photographs, letters, and first hand recollections.
Masai women ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 320 libraries worldwide
An ethnographic view of Masai culture and society, focusing on the preparation of young Masai girls for marriage and life in their society. Probes, through a candid interview with an older woman, the feelings of the Masai women about polygamy and their inability to own property.
Ishi, the last Yahi ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
Presents a narrated version of the discovery of Ishi, last member of the Yahi Indian tribe, and events in his life after coming into the white man's world.
The Black music of Brazil ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Street tour of Brazil from ghettos to Samba schools with the many styles of music of the country including Samba, bossa nova and others. Brazilian stars are shown in performance and conversation.
Out of Ireland the story of Irish emigration to America ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
Examines the history of the seven million Irish who emigrated to America in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries including the causes of the exodus and the immigrant experience in the United States. Uses photographs, archival footage, manuscript material and interviews with Irish immigrants to describe their experiences and the profound influence they have had on American culture.
Bramwell. The complete first season ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
Bramwell follows the fortunes of Dr. Eleanor Bramwell in her pursuit of public health and private amours in Victorian-era London. Feisty and unconventional, her sights are set on becoming a leading surgeon, an ambition unheard of for women in Victorian society.
Sukiyaki and chips the Japanese sounds of music ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 235 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.
Salsa Latin music of New York and Puerto Rico ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Over the past 25 years salsa has influenced jazz and pop music, while Latin musicians have in turn been influenced by jazz. Includes performances, interviews and recording sessions with salsa stars and places salsa in the socio-political context of the Puerto-Rican communities in New York City and Puerto Rico.
Number 17 cotton mill Shanghai blues music in China ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 217 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.
Bramwell. Series 4 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
Dr. Bramwell's search for love and professional fulfillment reaches a climax in this final installment of the series.
Ishi the last Yahi / by Jed Riffe, Pamela Roberts ; produced and directed by Jed Riffe and Pamela Roberts ; written by Ann Makepeace ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
Presents further research by Jed Riffe on Ishi, the last surviving member of the Yahi Native American tribe in northern California; an extension of research first presented in: Ishi : the last Yahi : a documentary history / edited by Robert F. Heizer and Theodora Kroeber.
Two faces of Thailand a musical portrait ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 200 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.
That high lonesome sound ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
Shot in the 1960s, the three films released on this video capture the vanishing landscape of traditional music in America and the source of its power.
Rhythm of resistance the Black music of South Africa ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
Takes you across the forbidden boundaries of apartheid to experience the authentic joy and sorrow of Black South African music. Features music that has been ignored, suppressed of ghettoized, some filmed clandestinely.
Bramwell. The complete third season ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
Dr. Eleanor Bramwell is the public health heroine of 1890s London, and David Calder is her society doctor dad, Dr. Robert Bramwell. Feisty and unconventional, Eleanor's desire to take the medical profession out of the dark ages often draws her into conflict with the medical establishment, her colleagues and friends. In this season, Eleanor continues her volatile love affair with the charismatic Dr. Finn O'Neill, now a widely acclaimed figure in the world of medicine, and faces the challenge of keeping the Thrift operating when her father threatens to withdraw his support and Dr. Marsham is tempted by a better paying job in Scotland.
Chicago 1968 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Explores the chaotic atmosphere of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Interviews with writers, politicians, anti-war activists and historians provide insight into the forces which contributed to the discord inside and outside the convention hall.
Bramwell. The complete second season ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
Television series that follows the fortunes of public health heroine Dr. Eleanor Bramwell as she takes on the medical establishment in Victorian-era London. In the second season, Eleanor finds her private practice failing and faces tough choices ahead in her encounters with a case of spousal abuse, pre-teen prostitution, an outbreak of cholera, and a mysterious aunt with a secret to hide. Along the way, she falls in love with her handsome and charismatic new partner at work, Dr. Finn O'Neill.
Ongka's big moka ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
In Papua New Guinea, status is earned by giving things away rather than acquiring them. Explores the Moka, a ceremony in which people give gifts to members of other tribes. The larger the gift, the greater the victory over the recipient. Follows Ongka as he prepares for the giving of his Moka.
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