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Yasunaga, Gail

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Most widely held works by Gail Yasunaga
Japan : memoirs of a secret empire by Joan Owens-Meyerson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the period between the 16th and 19th centuries in Japan by examining the lives of shoguns, samurais, geishas, and the very few westerners allowed into Japan . Japan was then a world unto itself, closed to outsiders, and ruled by shoguns with absolute control. During this period, Japan transitioned from chaos and violence to a land of ritual refinement and peace
Searching for Debra Winger by Rosanna Arquette( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary is not only about film star Debra Winger, but also about the trials and tribulations of actresses in Hollywood who have reached "that certain age". Arquette interviews several of her colleagues, all of whom have their own personal horror stories about insensitive producers and casting directors who tend to think of over-40 actresses as being suitable only for mother, "other woman", and "hero's girlfriend" roles, if they bother to cast these roles at all. The women also discuss the difficulties in balancing a successful career and a private life
Roots of resistance : a story of the underground railroad by WGBH Educational Foundation( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the story of the underground railroad through narratives of escaped slaves. Includes interviews with descendants of slaves and slave holders of Somerset Place, a plantation in North Carolina, who describe the personal danger and terrible risk involved in each slave's departure
The Golden honeymoon by Ring Lardner( Visual )

2 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a ornery old man who finds himself competing for his wife's attention when they meet her former fiance on their fiftieth anniversary honeymoon in Florida
Jazz is my native language : a portrait of Toshiko Akiyoshi( Visual )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives an in-depth look at the musical and personal life of composer/pianist/bandleader Toshiko Akiyoshi. Includes performances of her work by her band and commentary by jazz critic Leonard Feather
My best friend is a vampire( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young student finds himself being transformed into a vampire after a night with a quite attractive female vampire. First, he does not quite believe it himself, but with the help of a 300 year old teacher and the handbook "Vampirism - a guide to an alternative lifestyle", he finds out that blood does not taste as bad as he expected. Of course, he does not bite women, as a good guy he sticks to pig blood which is offered by the local butcher as a special offer for vampires. Trouble arises when a vampire hunter tries to track him down with wooden sticks and silver bullets
Don't change the subject by Mike Stutz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A darkly comic look at what happens when one man dares ask the question 'why won't anyone talk about suicide?' Director Mike Stutz investigates his mom's suicide by opening up a conversation with his family that they never had when he was a kid. Then he recruits a band of writers, artists, dancers, comics, punk clowns and suicide survivors to put their own unique stamp on the conversation. Teenagers dance to autopsy reports. A jumper gives tips on how to come out of a coma. A comic discovers that suicide can actually be funny. Also dozens of amazingly honest and incredible people open up about their lives in ways that you'd never expect. Oh and there's animation, a suicide band, and parties for dead people. --IMDB website
Before it's too late : a film on teenage suicide( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shows some of the causes of suicidal feelings, reactions of others, fears, and support methods. Urges an understanding of the feelings behind suicide threats and offers preventive measures to help offset suicide
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.22 (from 0.19 for Japan : me ... to 0.49 for Before it' ...)

Searching for Debra Winger
The Golden honeymoon
English (21)