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Zeitgeist Films

Overview
Works: 356 works in 1,293 publications in 7 languages and 57,898 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Drama  Biographical films  Biography  Historical films  Personal narratives  War films  Interviews 
Roles: fds, prn, Distributor, Producer, Actor
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 Mark Achbar( Visual )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Corporation charts the spectacular rise of the corporation as a dramatic, pervasive presence in our everyday lives. With a deft mix of humor, visual panache and seriousness, this documentary is a timely, entertaining critique of global conglomerates
Nirgendwo in Afrika = Nowhere in Africa by Caroline Link( Visual )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in German and held by 1,412 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 learn to cope with their new life, and each other, on a remote farm in Kenya
Trouble the water by Carl Deal( Visual )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,272 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 : the final days = die letzten tage by Marc Rothemund( Visual )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in German and French and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German WWII anti-Nazi resistance movement, the White Rose
Into great silence by Philip Gröning( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Grande Chartreuse, considered one of the world's most ascetic monasteries is based in the French Alps. In 1984, German filmmaker Philip Gröning wrote to the Carthusian order for permission to make a documentary about them. They said they would get back with him. Sixteen years later, they were ready. Gröning, with no crew or artificial lighting, lived in the monks' quarters for six months - filming their daily prayers, tasks, rituals, and rare outdoor excursions
Last train home = Gui tu lie che by Lixin Fan( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Chinese and English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every spring, China's cities are plunged into chaos, as all at once, a tidal wave of humanity attempts to return home by train. It is the Chinese New Year. The wave is made up of millions of migrant factory workers. The homes they seek are the rural villages and families they left behind to seek work in the booming coastal cities. It is an epic spectacle that tells us much about China, a country discarding traditional ways as it hurtles towards modernity and global economic dominance
Manufacturing Consent : Noam Chomsky and the Media by Mark Achbar( Visual )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Fire by Deepa Mehta( Visual )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young woman accepts an arranged marriage into a traditional New Delhi family, she finds postnuptial life a boring round of cooking, cleaning, and looking after people who barely seem to notice she's alive. Drawn to her equally neglected sister-in-law she falls in love for the first time, and the fallout of their affair shakes everyone around her to the core
Manufactured Landscapes by Jennifer Baichwal( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a striking new documentary on the world and work of renowned artist Edward Burtynsky. Internationally acclaimed for his large-scale photographs of "manufactured landscapes"--Quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines and dams -- Burtynsky creates stunningly beautiful art from civilization's materials and debris. 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. The film follows him through China, as he shoots the evidence and 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. With breathtaking sequences, such as the opening tracking shot through an almost endless factory, the filmmakers also extend the narratives of Burtynsky's photographs, allowing us to meditate on our impact on the planet and witness both the epicenters of industrial endeavor and the dumping grounds of its waste
Bill Cunningham New York by Richard Press( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 872 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
Hannah Arendt by Margarethe von Trotta( Visual )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and German and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenta a la filósofa judío alemana Hannah Arendt, discípula de Heidegger, como testigo del juicio al criminal nazi Adolf Eichmann. Se recrea el trabajo de Arendt como periodista en este juicio y la evaluación moral que hace de él
My Country, My Country by Laura Poitras( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and Arabic and held by 868 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
Les glaneurs et la glaneuse = The gleaners and I by Agnès Varda( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in French and English and held by 863 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
Lumumba by Raoul Peck( Visual )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in French and English and held by 812 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
Ballets Russes by Dayna Goldfine( Visual )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 788 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
The horse boy by Rupert Isaacson( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A family takes some very unusual steps to help their son in this documentary from filmmaker Michel Orion Scott. Rupert Isaacson and Kristen Neff first met when they were both traveling through India; Rupert was an activist representing the rights of indigenous peoples in the Third World, while Kristen was a college professor with a degree in psychology. While Rupert and Kristen expected that their nomadic life might change when they married and had a child, they weren't quite prepared for what happened when their son, Rowan Isaacson, was diagnosed with autism. Rowan was given to long periods of sullen withdrawal and sudden bursts of rage that no form of therapy seemed to help, and by the time he was five his parents were running out of ideas when they discovered the boy had a close bond with animals. Rupert discovered a band of shamans in Mongolia who claimed to be able to heal autism, and so he joined Rowan and Kristen for a journey in which they would travel across the country on horseback to meet the holy men who might be able to help the child. Director Scott and a small camera crew joined the family on their voyage, and Over the Hills and Far Away allows viewers to watch as Rupert and Kristen search out a way to help their son connect with the world at large. Over the Hills and Far Away received its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival"--Allmovie.com, viewed August 14, 2018
Up the Yangtze by Yung Chang( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 777 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
Taʹm e guilass = Taste of cherry by Abbas Kiarostami( Visual )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 771 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
Bombshell( Visual )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and '40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and Bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon whose ravishing visage was the inspiration for Snow White and Cat Woman and a technological trailblazer who perfected a radio system to throw Nazi torpedoes off course during WWII
The oath( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 649 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. The Oath offers a rare window into a hidden realm and the international impact of the U.S. War on Terror
 
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English (163)

German (39)

French (31)

Persian (13)

Chinese (10)

Arabic (1)

Iranian (1)