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Kennedy, Rory

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Most widely held works by Rory Kennedy
Last days in Vietnam by Artist Not Provided( Visual )

21 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,374 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
10 days that unexpectedly changed America( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Massacre at Mystic: The first time the English settlers engaged in the slaughter of Native Americans after years of relatively peaceful coexistence. Shays' Rebellion: A violent protest against dept collection and taxation motivated George Washington to come out of retirement to help strengthen the fragile new nation which led to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Gold rush: The discovery of gold spurred tremendous financial and physical growth throughout the West. Antietam: On September 17, 1862, there were 23,000 casualties on both sides of this Civil War battle, making this the bloodiest day in American History. The Union victory enabled President Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, making foreign support of the Confederacy all but impossible. The homestead strike: Harsh working conditions at Carnegie's Homestead steel mill led to a union strike. Murder at the fair: Set against the backdrop of the 1901 World's Fair, the assassination of President William McKinley ushered in a new Progressive Era under the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. Scopes: The courtroom battle between William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow over the teaching of evolution in a small Tennessee town underscored a deep schism within the American psyche. Einstein's letter: Albert Einstein's letter to FDR urged the development of an unthinkably powerful new weapon. When America was rocked: Elvis Presley's appearance on The Ed Sullivan show on September 9, 1956, signified a whole new culture that involved teenage independence, sexuality, race relations and a new form of music. Freedom summer: In 1864, three Civil Rights workers were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi
Addiction : a 14-part series( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strives to break through the myths and explain what addiction really is, what causes it, and how to get the best available treatments
Ghosts of Abu Ghraib by Rory Kennedy( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with perpetrators, witnesses, and victims examining the abuses that occurred in the fall of 2003 at the notorious Iraqi prison. Probes the psychology of how typical American men and women came to commit these atrocious acts
Bobby Fischer against the world( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 507 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
Pandemic : facing AIDS( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 490 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 )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 486 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
Street fight by Marshall Curry( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 393 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
The execution of Wanda Jean( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2001, Wanda Jean Allen was given a lethal injection by the state of Oklahoma, making her the first black woman to be executed in America in fifty years. Chronicles the methodical way the criminal justice system proceeds to execute Wanda Jean, a convicted murderess with a low IQ bordering on retardation. While pleas for clemency are exhausted, she faces her inevitable death
Take every wave : the life of Laird Hamilton( Visual )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laird Hamilton is perhaps the greatest big wave surfer of all time, a living legend who has tamed some of the world's mightiest waves. Amongst the surf community, he is also one of the most controversial figures, an innovator who has revolutionized the sport often to the dismay of purists. This thrilling, up-close portrait traces Hamilton's remarkable journey, from his rebellious childhood in Hawaii to his fearless first forays into surfing to his relentless pursuit of ever-bigger waves
Above and beyond : NASA's journey to tomorrow by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since NASA was established in 1958, it has landed rovers on distant planets and launched telescopes deep into space, all so that we can look back to the beginning of time. Through stunning images provided by NASA and fascinating sidebars and profiles of lesser known contributors to the NASA program, young space fans will learn how NASA started, how it faced challenges along the way, how much it has achieved, and how it will continue to move forward in the future
American hollow by Rory Kennedy( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poignant family epic and an extraordinary portrait of a near-extinct way of life in Appalachia, this companion book to a documentary of the same name debuted at Sundance and will be featured on HBO in November 1999. 85 duotone photos
Ethel( Visual )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 281 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
¡Yo soy Boricua, pa'que tu lo sepas! = I'm Boricua, just so you know!( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 278 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 )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 233 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
The Fence( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed filmmaker Rory Kennedy examines the aim and effectiveness of the controversial Southern U.S. Border Barrier, a 700-mile fence erected along the more than 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border. Kennedy follows her title subject through private ranches, protected wilderness, bustling border towns and scrub desert, offering a revealing and surprising look at the story behind its construction and its ultimate impact. This 35-minute documentary takes a humorous look at the absurd ideological contradictions and misinformation that have dogged the fence from its inception. Featuring candid interviews with border patrol guards, ranchers, environmentalists and voices from both sides of the immigration controversy, the film uses humor to highlight the sometimes stark contrast between fact and political opinion. Ultimately, The Fence is a far-reaching and moving analysis of the unanticipated financial, human and environmental costs that such a project brings, wherever it stands
Fambul tok( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores a culture that believes true justice lies in redemption and healing for individuals, and that forgiveness is the surest path to restoring dignity and building strong communities. Victims and perpetrators of Sierra Leone's brutal civil war come together for the first time in tradition-based truth-telling and forgiveness ceremonies. By reviving their ancient practice of fambul tok (family talk) Sierra Leoneans are building sustainable peace at the grassroots level
The fence = (La Barda)( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 103 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?
Makers : women who make America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow the women of showbiz, from the earliest pioneers to present-day power players as they influence entertainment. Hear from actress-producer-activist Jane Fonda, who at 75 is playing a sharp, sexy and powerful media mogul on the award-winning series 'The Newsroom;' television powerhouse Shonda Rhimes, who created 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Scandal;' screenwriter Linda Woolverton, who re-imagined the traditional Disney princess by making Belle (Beauty and the Beast) a self-possessed, strong-willed young woman; writer-director-actress Lena Dunham, who mines comedy and drama gold by exploring what it's really like to be a young woman today; six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close; director Nancy Meyers; and actress Zoe Saldana
Makers : women who make America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles of women leaders in politics
 
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Alternative Names
Rory Kennedy americká filmařka

Rory Kennedy Amerikaans filmregisseuse

Rory Kennedy attrice, regista e produttrice cinematografica statunitense

Rory Kennedy pemeran perempuan asal Amerika Serikat

Rory Kennedy US-amerikanische Dokumentarfilm-Regisseurin und -Produzentin

Рори Кеннеди

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روري كنيدي

روری کندی تهیه‌کننده، نویسنده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

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