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Vision Maker Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 107 works in 144 publications in 1 language and 2,261 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Documentary television programs  Environmental films  Ethnographic films  Nonfiction television programs  Short films  Interviews  Comedy films 
Classifications: BL580, 203.5
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Most widely held works by Vision Maker Video (Firm)
Apache 8( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about an all-women wildland firefighter crew from the White Mountain Apache Tribe
River of renewal( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Follows Jack Kohler, a Yurok/Karuk Indian, on a journey of self-discovery in the land of his ancestors. Jack learns about the traditions of his people and their struggles to defend tribal rights and restore the wild salmon of the Klamath River Basin. River of Renewal documents eight years of protest and acts of civil disobedience as Indian tribes, farmers, and commercial fisherman defend their ways of life. The film witnesses a remarkable turnaround. Politically polarized stakeholders and government agencies overcome bitter divisions in reaching a consensus about the future -- a future that could bring the largest dam removal/river restoration project in history."--Container
Urban Rez( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the legacy and modern-day effects of the federal government's voluntary urban relocation program that relocated American Indians from reservations to urban areas
Standing on Sacred Ground( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Papua New Guinea rainforests to Canada's tar sands, Profit and Loss exposes industrial threats to native peoples' health, livelihood and cultural survival. In Papua New Guinea, a Chinese government owned nickel mine has violently relocated villagers to a taboo sacred mountain, built a new pipeline and refinery on contested clan land, and is dumping mining waste into the sea. In Alberta, First Nations people suffer from rare cancers as their traditional hunting grounds are stripmined to unearth the world's third-largest oil reserve. Indigenous people tell their own stories and confront us with the ethical consequences of our culture of consumption"-- http://standingonsacredground.org/learn-more/synopses (as viewed on April 11, 2014)
Harold of Orange( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satirical comedy that explores the interaction of American Indians and philanthropic organizations. Draws on trickster myths common to many Indian tribes to dispel Hollywood stereotypes of the "wild Indian" and the "noble savage."
Standing on Sacred Ground( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Ethiopia to Peru, indigenous customs protect biodiversity on sacred lands under pressure from religious conflicts and climate change. In the Gamo Highlands of Ethiopia, scientists confirm the benefits of traditional stewardship even as elders witness the decline of spiritual practices that have long protected trees, meadows and mountains. Tensions with evangelical Christians over a sacred meadow erupt into a riot. In the Peruvian Andes, the Q'eros, on a pilgrimage to a revered glacier, are driven from their ritual site by intolerant Catholics. Q'eros potato farmers face a more ominous foe: global warming is melting glaciers, their water source. Andes farmers, scientists and visiting Ethiopians struggle to adapt indigenous agriculture to the changing climate"-- http://standingonsacredground.org/learn-more/synopses (as viewed on April 11, 2014)
Standing on Sacred Ground( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Around the world, indigenous communities stand in the way of government megaprojects. In the Russian Republic of Altai, traditional native people create their own mountain parks to rein in tourism and resist a gas pipeline that would cut through a World Heritage Site. In northern California, Winnemem Wintu girls grind herbs on a sacred medicine rock, as elders protest U.S. government plans to enlarge one of the West's biggest dams and forever submerge this touchstone of a tribe"-- http://standingonsacredground.org/learn-more/synopses (as viewed on April 11, 2014)
Standing on Sacred Ground( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Native Hawaiians and Aboriginal Australians resist threats to their sacred places in a growing international movement to defend human rights and protect the environment. In Australia's Northern Territory, Aboriginal clans maintain Indigenous Protected Areas and resist the destructive effects of a mining boom. In Hawaii, indigenous ecological and spiritual practices are used to restore the sacred island of Kahoolawe after 50 years of military use as a bombing range."-- http://standingonsacredground.org/learn-more/synopses (as viewed on April 25, 2014)
Standing on sacred ground( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents how indigenous peoples stand up for their traditional sacred lands in defense of cultural survival, human rights and the environment. Volume 1: Pilgrims and tourists: "Around the world, indigenous communities stand in the way of government megaprojects. In the Russian republic of Altai, people create their own mountain parks to rein in tourism and resist a gas pipeline that would cut through a World Heritage Site. In Northern California, Winnemem Wintu girls grind herbs on a sacred rock, as elders protest government plans to enlarge one of the West's biggest dams and forever submerge this touchstone of a tribe." Volume 2: Profit and loss: From Papua New Guinea rainforests to Canada's tar sands, Profit and Loss exposes industrial threats to native peoples' health, livelihood and cultural survival. In Papua New Guinea, a Chinese government owned nickel mine has violently relocated villagers to a taboo sacred mountain, built a new pipeline and refinery on contested clan land, and is dumping mining waste into the sea. In Alberta, Canada, First nations people are facing rare cancers as their hunting grounds are stripmined. Volume 3: Fire and ice: : "From Ethiopia to Peru, indigenous customs protect biodiversity on sacred lands under pressure from religious conflicts and climate change. In the Gamo Highlands of Ethiopia, scientists confirm the benefits of traditional stewardship/indigenous customs that protect biodiversity, even as elders witness the decline of spiritual practices that have long protected trees, meadows and mountains. Tensions with evangelical Christians over a sacred meadow erupt into a riot. In the Peruvian Andes, the Q'eros, on a pilgrimage to a revered glacier, are driven from their ritual site by intolerant Catholics. Q'eros potato farmers face a more ominous foe: global warming is melting glaciers, their water source. Andes farmers, scientists and visiting Ethiopians struggle to adapt indigenous agriculture to the changing climate." Volume 4: Islands of sanctuary: "Native Hawaiians and Aboriginal Australians resist threats to their sacred places in a growing international movement to defend human rights and protect the environment. In Australia's Northern Territory, Aboriginal clans maintain Indigenous Protected Areas and resist the temptation and destructive effects of a mining boom. In Hawaii, indigenous ecological and spiritual practices are used to restore the sacred island of Kahoolawe after 50 years of military use as a bombing range." http://standingonsacredground.org/learn-more/synopses
Standing Bear's footsteps( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1877, the Ponca people were exiled from their Nebraska homeland to Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma. To honor his dying son's last wish to be buried in his homeland, Chief Standing Bear set off on a grueling, six-hundred-mile journey home. Captured en-route, Standing Bear sued a famous U.S. army general for his freedom-- choosing to fight injustice not with weapons, but with words. The Chief stood before the court to prove that an Indian was a person under the law. The story quickly made newspaper headlines-- attracting powerful allies, as well as enemies. Stirring a nation's conscience and challenging the meaning of freedom, Standing Bear's Footsteps chronicles an Indian chief's odyssey, ending in a battle for civil rights unlike any other in American history."
Standing silent nation by Courtney Hermann( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the historical background, economic conditions, and legal arguments surrounding Alex White Plume and his family after they began successfully -- and legally, according to the Oglala Sioux Tribe's ordinance -- farming industrial hemp on the tribe's South Dakota Badlands reservation
Way of the warrior by Clyde Kusatsu( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the experiences of Native-American veterans who served in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War
Jim Thorpe : the world's greatest athlete( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a film about a man who used his amazing physical prowess as a way to affirm his American Indian identity in the face of unrelenting efforts to eradicate Native American culture. Jim Thorpe, The World's Greatest Athlete. It is the first documentary film to tell the story of Thorpe's life outside of his well-known athletic victories. The film uses in-depth interviews with Thorpe's surviving children, some simple recreations and images culled from over seventy-five archive sources, both stills and motion picture
Indian relay( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The hope and determination of modern-day American Indian life is revealed in this film about what it takes to win one of the most exciting and perilous forms of horse racing practiced anywhere in the world today. Featuring remarkable high-speed cinematography, Indian Relay follows three teams ... as they prepare for and compete in a grueling Indian Relay season -- all hearts set on the glory and honor of winning an Indian Relay National Championship"--Container
Weaving worlds( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revealing the untold stories of creation and sales of Navajo rugs, Weaving Worlds presents a compelling and intimate portrait of economic and cultural survival through the art of weaving."--Container
March Point( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"March Point is the story of three boys awakening to the destruction two oil refineries have brought in their communities. Ambivalent environmental ambassadors at the onset, the boys grapple with their investigative video assignment through humor, sarcasm, and a candid self-knowledge. But as the filmmaking evolves, they begin to experience the need to understand and tell their stories, and the power of the process to change their lives"--Container
Looking toward home : an urban Indian experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores issues facing Native Americans living in urban environments illustrating the importance of access to adequate health care, education, and the strong sense of community and cultural identity needed to thrive in big cities
Choctaw code talkers( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War I Choctaw Indians were recruited for duty as communication specialists. The Choctaws used a code based on their language to transmit battlefield messages in Europe
Columbus Day legacy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since 1992, the Denver Italian-American community has proudly and publicly celebrated Columbus Day with a revived parade-- long a part of the city's history -- much to the dismay of the local American Indian Movement chapter who are equally determined to vilify the man credited with 'discovering' America. The history of this annual parade is peppered with both verbal and physical violence, challenging ideas of political correctness and freedom of assembly. Both the Italian and Native Americans are strong, vibrant, tight-knit communities, a point conveyed by the film as it uncovers conflicting notions of the freedom of speech, the interpretation of history and what it means to be an American"--Container
Storytellers of the Pacific( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two-part documentary examines survival of cultural identity and self-determination of indigenous peopl of the Pacific Area. In the second program, four cultures are represented: the Nisqually people of the Pacific Northwest, native Hawiians, the Sen people of the Sonoran desert in northern Mexico, and the Aleut people of Alaska's Priviloff Islands
 
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Alternative Names
Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc. Vision Maker Video

VisionMaker Video (Firm)

Languages
English (35)