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Filmakers Library, inc

Works: 2,025 works in 4,547 publications in 4 languages and 75,770 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Short films  Internet videos  History  Nonfiction television programs  Biographies  Documentary television programs  Ethnographic films 
Roles: prn, Distributor, fds, pre, Other, Publisher, Producer
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Most widely held works about inc Filmakers Library
Most widely held works by inc Filmakers Library
Legacy project : dramatists talk about their work( Visual )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 2,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Legacy Project documents and preserves the creative process of America's most esteemed dramatists in a series of filmed conversations, each featuring an established stage author (or team of collaborators) and an emerging one. John Guare is interviewed by Theresa Rebeck
Legacy project : dramatists talk about their work( Visual )

17 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Legacy Project documents and preserves the creative process of America's most esteemed dramatists in a series of filmed conversations, each featuring an established stage author (or team of collaborators) and an emerging one. Lee Adams, a Tony Award-winning lyricist, is interviewed by Brian Yorkey. Producer for the Dramatists Guild Fund is Peter Ratray
T-shirt travels : the story of secondhand clothes & Third World debt by Shantha Bloemen( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens to all those old clothes you bring to the Salvation Army or Goodwill Industries? This comprehensive program is about Third World debt and secondhand clothes. The filmmaker travelled to Zambia and was amazed to find almost everyone wearing Calvin Klein, MTV and James Dean t-shirts! Huge bales of American secondhand clothing are sold to African importers, putting the African manufacturers out of business
Guardians of the flutes( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"High in the mountains of New Guinea live the Sambia people, a war- like tribe whose secret rituals of initiation are aimed at making their warriors courageous and bold. Only because their culture is threatened have they allowed these initiation rites to be documented on film. This is a society where the roles of men and women are sharply delineated. They live in separate spaces in their round huts. A woman must crouch if she is in the same space as her husband. Her menstrual blood is considered a pollutant, damaging to her husband's vigor. Male children live with their mothers until they are old enough to move to the boys' house. For many, the separation from their mother is very painful. When it is time for the boys to become men, they undergo a severe initiation. Each is assigned an older guardian who accompanies him during this process. They are thrashed, deprived of food and sleep and have ginger root rubbed into their wounds, which is very painful. The most secret part of the initiation are the sexual rites, which are described by several initiates."--Container
The split horn : the life of a Hmong Shaman in America by Taggart Siegel( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the life and culture of the Thao family, Hmong Americans in Appleton, Wisconsin
The call of the jitterbug by Tana Ross( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a look at the colorful era of jazz dancing in the 1930s and shows how the jitterbug was not only an expression of an age but was also the first art form to break the color barrier in America
Sound and fury by Josh Aronson( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sound and Fury: Six Years Later is an engaging look at what has happened to the Artinians since their family saga captured audiences around the world in the Academy Award nominated Sound and Fury
Bloody island by Thomas Gibson( Visual )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early part of the century, thousands of African Americans migrated from the rural South in search of a better life in the northern industrial cities. This black migration was an important event in U.S. history. It fueled the factories of the North, but hurt an already weakened southern economy. In East St. Louis, Ill., trouble was brewing as black workers were being hired to replace striking white workers. It all came to a head on the night of July 1, 1917
Adventures in the gender trade by Kate Bornstein( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate Bornstein, writer and performer, was born a man. This documentary presents her frank account of her personal journey from unhappy boy child into liberated transsexual lesbian. Intercut with her satiric night club act called "Hidden: A Gender," are the stories of a wide range of people who refused to have their identity defined by whether they were born male or female. We are thus presented with a spectrum of colorful gender anomalies: drag queens, transsexuals, cross dressers, gays and lesbians ... and those who refuse to be categorized. They want the right to be not "male" or "female," but whatever they choose in between. Why, they ask, must we have a bipolar gender system, when some other cultures can accommodate diversity? Academics including Dr. Walter Williams, anthropologist, and David Halperin, of M.I.T. encourage a reevaluation of traditional thinking, and a distinction between gender orientation and sexual preference. Adventures in the Gender Trade is guaranteed to provoke discussion!
Out in suburbia : the stories of eleven lesbians( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven women discuss their lives, including marriage, motherhood, discrimination, stereotypes, and female roles
Inca music, travels and rituals( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in Danish and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Peruvian musicians, Ebert and Jabier, have dedicated their lives to researching the ancient musical traditions of Peru. Ebert reproduces the old instruments, using natural materials. He also collects the music for the Peruvian Institute for Culture and teaches it to children so it will survive
Macumba : trance and spirit healing by Madeleine Richeport-Haley( Visual )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses spiritism, the belief that man can communicate with the supernatural world through mediums who act as intermediaries. Focuses on the voodoo cult of Brazil, macumba, and shows schizophrenics, epileptics, and drug addicts being treated with spiritist techniques
Our god the condor by Andy Harries( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Yawar Festival, in the southern mountains of Peru, is an annual event representing the Indians triumph over the Spaniards. In the ceremony, the mountain spirit of the Andes, the condor, is tied to the back of a bull, the symbol of Spain
The heart broken in half( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenging stereotypes, this documentary gives voice to the street youths and reveals their underground culture. Here is an intricate web of symbols and passions, territory and brotherhood, honor and, all to often, death. Images of street bravado are counterpointed with scenes inside laundromats where gang members are folding clothes and playing with babies. The violent death and funeral of a Guatemalan street youth stir up the deepest feelings and most haunting questions about both the vulnerability and the heroic ethic of gang life
Gay youth( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on adolescent homosexuality and what a difference acceptance, information and support can make to teen gays
Is it really me?( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about ten young women who are polishing their dancing and singing skills at the Broadway Theatre Project. The focus of the film is the way the dancers feel about their own bodies. The director of the project, Ann Reinking, and guest teacher Gwen Verdon strive to have the women focus on "what's inside" and to develop a healthy acceptance of their bodies
Mechanic to millionaire : the Peter Cooper story by Janet E Gardner( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This well-researched film celebrates the life and legacy of Peter Cooper, the remarkable 19th-century inventor, industrialist, and philanthropist. Cooper had a rare combination of mechanical skills and entrepreneurship. Beginning work in a glue factory, Cooper developed the household uses of gelatin (jello) and fashioned the iron I-beam from railroad rails, which enabled multi-storied building construction. In 1828 he founded the Canton Iron Works in Baltimore which made his fortune. A champion of 20th-century communication, he helped fund the first transatlantic telegraph cable and built the first American steam locomotive named "Tom Thumb."When business success brought wealth, Cooper used it to foster social justice. He founded The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1859, realizing his dream of free education for working people, regardless of ethnicity or gender. The college empowered thousands of women, a radical notion for the mid-19th century. The Great Hall in Cooper Union provided a platform for most major social movements of the 19th Century, most importantly, Abraham Lincoln's speech that won him his party's nomination for president in 1865. The early feminist leaders Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony also spoke there
Modus operandi : the German occupation of Belgium by Hugues Lanneau( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in French and English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modus operandi raises and systematically answers the question: How did just a handful of Nazis, with the help, voluntary or unwitting, of the Belgian authorities, bring about their destruction? It covers the sequence of events and different phases that led to the Final Solution
Water flowing together by Gwendolen Cates( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Offers an intimate portrait of a remarkable dancer, Jock Soto, who retired from the New York City Ballet at age forty, after a twenty-four-year career. Soto's journey as an openly gay man of Navajo Indian and Puerto Rican descent provides a rare glimpse into the life of a dancer and the disparate worlds which shaped this important artist. Soto was asked to join the New York City Ballet by George Balanchine at sixteen after first studying at the affiliated School of American Ballet on a full scholarship."--Original container
A deterrent weapon : the history of the atomic bomb( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring archival footage from key events in twentieth century history, this film documents the global aftermath of the two nuclear bombs exploded over Japan in 1945: American fear of communism with the explosion of the first Soviet nuclear device, the Korean War during which the US debated the use of nuclear weapons, the Cold War and the nuclear arms race. From the early 'Duck and Cover' campaign screened to naive civilians, to the concept of MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) that kept the world from nuclear holocaust through the Cuba Crisis, the "Ban the Bomb" campaign in the UK and Star Wars of the Reagan era, the program finally brings us to the relief of perestroika, the fall of the Berlin Wall and disarmament talks. The program concludes by pointing out the current dangers of the emergence of new nuclear states, including Iran, and the opportunity for terrorist groups to acquire nuclear weapons
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