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Zeitgeist Films

Overview
Works: 432 works in 1,514 publications in 6 languages and 58,741 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Drama  Biography  Biographical films  Historical films  Personal narratives  Film adaptations  Interviews 
Roles: fds, prn, Distributor, Producer, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Zeitgeist Films
 
Most widely held works by Zeitgeist Films
The Corporation by Mark Achbar( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,460 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 )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in German and held by 1,395 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 )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and held by 1,351 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( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in German and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine, Sophie Scholl, the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. The last six days of Sophie Scholl's life is dramatized, from arrest to interrogation, trial, and sentence in 1943 Munich. Unwavering in her convictions and loyalty to her comrades, her cross-examination by the Gestapo quickly escalates into a searing test of wills as Scholl delivers a passionate call to freedom and personal responsibility that is both haunting and timeless
Into great silence by Philip Gröning( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,084 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 )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Chinese and English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every spring, China's cities are plunged into chaos as 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year's holiday. This mass exodus is the world's largest human migration
Manufacturing Consent : Noam Chomsky and the Media by Mark Achbar( Visual )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chomsky is an outspoken critic of the media. He maintains that mainstream coverage of world events mobilizes public support for the special interests that dominate government and the private sector, through a process he calls "manufacturing consent". DVD
Fire by Deepa Mehta( Visual )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banned in India, this film was the first to confront lesbianism in that country
Manufactured Landscapes by Jennifer Baichwal( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 902 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
Hannah Arendt by Margarethe von Trotta( Visual )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and German and held by 893 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
Les glaneurs et la glaneuse = The gleaners and I by Agnès Varda( Visual )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in French and English and held by 874 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
Bill Cunningham New York by Richard Press( Visual )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 863 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 )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and Arabic and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary providing an intimate portrait of Iraqis living under U.S. occupation. The principal focus is Dr. Riyadh (Riyadh al-Adhadh), 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
Lumumba by Raoul Peck( Visual )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in French and English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrick Lumumba, héroe de la independencia congolesa solo tenía treinta años cuando los primeros sobresaltos de una descolonización mal acabada lo llevan a la escena política internacional. Pasó de funcionario indígena al puesto de oficina de Stanleyville, pasando varias ocasiones por la cárcel por causa de robo o por incitación al desorden. Se convertirá en cuestión de algunos años el hombre más vilipendiado de este período intenso de la guerra fría. Período que llevó el mundo al borde de un conflicto mundial. Convertido en el Primer Ministro de uno de los países más ricos de África, su destino de héroe trágico estaba ya escrito, su asesinato ya programado. Solo estará en el poder tres meses. Sus asesinos solo tenían que deshacerse de su cuerpo
The horse boy by Rupert Isaacson( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 776 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 767 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
Ballets Russes by Dayna Goldfine( Visual )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 745 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 )

1 edition published in 1999 in Persian and held by 733 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 by Tjebbo Penning( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmé au Yémen et à Guantánamo Bay à Cuba, "The Oath" entremêle les histoires d'Abu Jandal, ancien garde du corps d'Oussama ben Laden, et Salim Hamdan prisonnier à Guantanamo accusé de crimes de guerre et qui feront face à la Cour Suprême des États-Unis
W.A.R. : !women art revolution by Lynn Hershman-Leeson( Visual )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An entertaining and revelatory 'secret history' of feminist art,!Women Art Revolution deftly illuminates the under-explored movement through conversations, observations, archival footage, and works of visionary artists, historians, curators, and critics. Starting from its roots in the 1960s antiwar and civil rights protests, the film details developments in women's art through the 1970s and explores how the pioneering artists created the most significant art movement of the late 20th century
 
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English (183)

French (38)

German (25)

Chinese (13)

Persian (1)

Arabic (1)