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Zeitgeist Films

Overview
Works: 314 works in 1,109 publications in 8 languages and 58,453 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Drama  History  Biographical films  Biography  Historical films  Personal narratives  War films  Interviews 
Roles: fds, prn, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Zeitgeist Films
 
Most widely held works by Zeitgeist Films
The Corporation by Costa-Gavras( Visual )

33 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary. Examines the nature, evolution, impact and possible futures of the modern business corporation
Nirgendwo in Afrika = Nowhere in Africa by Caroline Link( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in German and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critically acclaimed, this is the award winning true tale of a Jewish family who flee the Nazi regime in 1938 and learns to cope with their new life, and each other, on a remote farm in Kenya
Trouble the water by Carl Deal( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary takes the viewer inside Hurricane Katrina in a way never seen on screen. Incorporating home footage shot by Kimberly Rivers Roberts -- an aspiring rap artist trapped with her husband in the 9th ward -- directors/producers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal weave this insider's view of Katrina with a devastating portrait of the hurricane's aftermath. Trouble the Water takes audiences on a journey that is by turns heart-stopping, infuriating, inspiring and empowering. It is not only about the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, but about the underlying issues that remained when the flood waters receded -- failing public schools, record high levels of incarceration, poverty, structural racism and lack of government accountability
Sophie Scholl : die letzten tage = the final days by Marc Rothemund( Visual )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose
Into great silence by Philip Gröning( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the daily lives of a group of monks, who have taken a vow of silence, living in the Carthusian monastery of the Grande Chartreuse in the French Alps
Manufacturing Consent : Noam Chomsky and the Media by Mark Achbar( Visual )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home use only
Last train home = Gui tu lie che by Lixin Fan( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Chinese and English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every spring, China's cities are plunged into chaos as an astonishing 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year's holiday. This mass exodus is the largest human migration on the planet, an epic spectacle that reveals a country tragically caught between its rural past and industrial future. Working over several years in classic verite, Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Lixin Fan travels with one couple who have embarked on this annual trek for almost two decades
Fire by Deepa Mehta( Visual )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a barren, arranged marriage to a man who seeks enlightenment through celibacy, Radha turns to the confort of her young sister-in-law
Manufactured Landscapes by Jennifer Baichwal( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Burtynsky has gained international recognition for his photographs of what he calls manufactured landscapes. He argues that we have reached past the point now where we are at the mercy of the environment--our planet now lives and dies at our mercy. This is not meant to be a frightening concept, though many of the images are sobering, in this chilling but ultimately beautiful documentary on what industrialization is doing to man and the world as we know it. Or used to know it. Manufactured Landscapes tells the story of these images, and how Burtynsky came to be so fascinated with the concept of human design. It follows a recent photo shoot in China, photographing the effects of that country's massive industrial revolution, showing us a glimpse of what it's like behind the scenes for a famous photographer in action
Bill Cunningham New York by Richard Press( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on New York times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, Cunningham "has been chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns 'On the Street' and 'Evening Hours."--Container
My Country, My Country by Laura Poitras( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Arabic and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary providing an intimate portrait of Iraqis living under U.S. occupation. The principal focus is Dr. Riyadh, an Iraqi medical doctor, father of six, and Sunni political candidate who is an outspoken critic of the occupation but passionate about the need to establish democracy in Iraq. As his waiting room is filled daily with patients suffering the physical and mental effects of ever-increasing violence, Dr. Riyadh struggles to understand the tragic contradiction of the U.S. occupation of Iraq and its project to spread democracy through the Middle East
Hannah Arendt by Margarethe von Trotta( Visual )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and German and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biopic of Hannah Arendt, the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. "Arendt's reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker -- controversial both for her portrayal of Eichmann and the Jewish councils -- introduced her now-famous concept of the 'Banality of Evil.' Using footage from the actual Eichmann trial and weaving a narrative that spans three countries, [director] von Trotta...turns the often-invisible passion for thought into immersive, dramatic cinema." -- Container
Les glaneurs et la glaneuse = The gleaners and I by Agnès Varda( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in French and English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

". . . focuses on gleaners, those who gather the spoils left after a harvest, as well as those who mine the trash. Some completely exist on the leavings; others turn them into art, exercise their ethics, or simply have fun. The director likens gleaning to her own profession - that of collecting images, stories, fragments of sound, light, and color."--Www.imdb.com
Up the Yangtze by Yung Chang( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A "farewell cruise" takes a luxury ship up the vast Yangtze River shortly before completion of the massive Three Gorges Dam. The passengers glimpse a rapidly changing countryside, while the local people struggle to adapt as their lives are irrevocably altered
Lumumba by Raoul Peck( Visual )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in French and English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Patrice Lumumba, héros de l'indépendance congolaise, n'a pas trente ans lorsque les premiers soubresauts d'une décolonisation bâclée le propulsent sur le devant de la scène politique internationale. De fonctionnaire indigène au bureau de poste de Stanleyville, en passant par plusieurs séjours en prison pour vol ou pour incitation au désordre, il deviendra en l'espace de quelques années l'homme le plus vilipendé de cette période intensive de la guerre froide, période qui a mené le monde au bord d'un conflit mondial. Devenu Premier Ministre de l'un des pays les plus riches d'Afrique, son destin de héros tragique était tout tracé, son assassinat, dès lors, programmé. Il ne restera que trois mois au pouvoir."--Site web TV5Monde
The horse boy by Rupert Isaacson( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows one Texas couple and their autistic son as they trek on horseback through Outer Mongolia in an attempt to find healing for him. When two-year-old Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson, a writer and former horse trainer, and his wife Kristin sought the best possible medical care, but traditional therapies had little effect. They discovered that Rowan has a profound affinity for animals, particularly horses, and the family set off on a quest that would change their lives forever
Ballets Russes by Dayna Goldfine( Visual )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fame, glamour, ego, politics, money, war, love, and dance: essential elements that made up more than fifty years in the lives of a group of revolutionary artists. This is the story of an extraordinary merger of Russian, American, European, and Latin American dancers who collaborated with composers, choreographers, and designers to transform the face of ballet for generations to come. The film maps the company's Diaghilev-era beginnings in turn-of-the-century Paris to its halcyon days in the 1930s and '40s--when the Ballets Russes toured America and the world, astonishing audiences with artistry never before seen--to its demise in the 1950s and '60s when rising costs, rocketing egos, outside competition, and internal mismanagement ultimately brought this revered company to its knees. Infused with juicy anecdotal interviews from many of the company's glamorous stars, this is a brief yet fascinating history of a groundbreaking company
Taʹm e guilass = Taste of cherry by Abbas Kiarostami( Visual )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in Persian and Iranian and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Badii, ceaselessly driving through the red-brown hills around Tehran in search of assistance in his suicide, receives from each of the men he asks for help a viewpoint on life
The oath( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spectacularly gripping documentary that unfolds like a great political thriller. It's the cross-cut tale of two men whose fateful meeting propelled them on divergent courses with Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Looks at the lives of Abu Jandal, Osama Bin Laden's bodyguard, and Salim Hamdan, Bin Laden's driver. The Oath offers a rare window into a hidden realm and the international impact of the U.S. War on Terror
Afghan star by Havana Marking( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Persian and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Afghanistan you risk your life to sing. After thirty years of war and five devastating years of Taliban rule, pop culture is beginning to return to the country. Since 2005, millions have been tuning in to Tolo TV's wildly popular American idol-style series, Afghan star. Like its Western predecessors, people compete for a cash prize and record deal. More surprisingly, the contest is open to everyone across the country despite gender, ethnicity, or age
 
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Zeitgeist Video (Firm)

Languages
English (156)

German (37)

French (25)

Persian (15)

Chinese (9)

Arabic (1)

Spanish (1)

Iranian (1)

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