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Wood, Sharon 1952-

Overview
Works: 54 works in 126 publications in 6 languages and 2,846 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Historical television programs  Film excerpts  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Narrator, Author, Conceptor, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1995.9.H55, 791.43653
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sharon Wood
Skin deep( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A diverse group of college students reveal their honest feelings and attitudes about race and racism. Students from major universities are interviewed alone on topics including the climate toward talking about race on campus, self separation of ethnic groups, discrimination, affirmative action policies and individual responsibility for change. Concludes with a diverse group of students who spend three days together discussing the issues in a group setting
Señorita extraviada by Lourdes Portillo( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film "unfolds like the unsolved mystery that it examines -- the kidnapping, rape and murder of over 350 young women in Juárez, Mexico ... [T]he film unravels the layers of complicity that have allowed these brutal murders to continue. Relying on what filmmaker Lourdes Portillo comes to see as the most reliable of sources -- the testimonies of the families of the victims -- this film documents a two-year search for the truth in the underbelly of the new global economy"--Container
Tell the truth and run : George Seldes and the American press( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on the life and work of George Seldes, America's most important press critic. The film includes archival footage and photographs, and provides a fresh perspective on 20th century history, while raising profound questions about America's news media
Isamu Noguchi : stones and paper( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in Japanese and English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program is a timeless retrospective on the life and career of Isamu Noguchi, whose binational heritage sent him back and forth between Japan and America seeking a new artistic synthesis. He started his career in Paris as Constantin Brancusi's apprentice. He made his name in New York. And, after World War II, he brought a fresh modernist wind to Japan, putting his mark on Japanese ceramics, gardens, and paper lanterns. His late masterworks-rough stone monoliths that echo both Brancusi and the Zen garden of Ryoanji-marry East and West in an absolutely original way
The art of nonfiction movie making by Jeffrey Friedman( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academy Award-winning documentary filmmakers show readers how to handle the process of making their own nonfiction filmâ€"from conception and financing through shooting, post-production, and distribution
Fodor's Northern California 2015 : with Napa, Sonoma, Yosemite, San Francisco, & Lake Tahoe by Michele Bigley( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information on accommodations, restaurants, sights, shopping, and outdoor activities in Northern California
KPFA on the air( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1949, America's first listener-supported community radio station, KPFA, began broadcasting from Berkeley, Calif. The station quickly became a living testament to free speech and cultural diversity -- a vital community of the air that often found itself embroiled in conflict. This film reviews KPFA's passionate 50-year history, including its founding by pacifists and poets, through alternative news coverage of the McCarthy hearings, peace issues, race relations, nuclear disarmanent, nuclear power, student protests, the Black Panther Movement, and the Vietnam War, to the present day challenges that confront this ongoing experiment in democratic media
Isamu Noguchi : stones and paper( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary examines the life and career of a prolific Japanese-American sculptor, Isamu Noguchi, best known for his naturalistic designs of open space. Earlier works, including the famous Noguchi "Heads", are discussed within the context of his apprenticeship under the father of modern sculpture, Constantin Brancusi. Ceramics, furniture, interiors, set designs for Martha Graham and gardens designed by Noguchi reflect his Japanese ethnic roots and his fondness for Japanese artistic traditions
Paragraph 175 by Robert P Epstein( Visual )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Klaus Müller interviews survivors of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals, many of whom were interred in concentration camps during World War II because of the German Penal Code of 1871, Paragraph 175, which states: An unnatural sex act committed between persons of the male sex or by humans with animals is punishable by imprisonment; the loss of civil rights may also be imposed
The celluloid closet by Robert P Epstein( Visual )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cineastes's dream voyage through a century of cinema, taking a witty and stylish look at the varying ways homosexuality has been represented on the silver screen. It is a vivid montage of movie clips from over 100 classics interspersed with interviews with filmmakers
Unlearning homophobia series( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each of the documentaries tackles the emotional issue of discrimination based on sexual orientation and how it affects American families, communities, and churches. Straight from the heart explores parents' journey to understanding and love of their gay and lesbian children. All God's children explores homophobia in the African-American community. De colores presents lesbian and gay Latinos, their stories of strength, family and love, and breaking down cultural prejudice through deep-rooted love
Hope along the wind : the life of Harry Hay( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical examination of the life of Harry Hay, labor organizer, Marxist teacher, and founding member of the Mattachine Society, one of the first gay rights organizations in the United States
Portrait of America( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the land and people of the northern part of California from the gold rush of 1849 to the present. Emphasizes the tolerance and innovation of the northern California lifestyle. Contains numerous interview segments with Californians including novelist Armistead Maupin. Topics include: San Francisco, Chinese Americans, Yosemite, ethnic diversity, acceptance of eccentricity
Straight from the heart( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parents of gay children tell of their struggles with homophobia
Tony Hawk( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Circus owner, Grimley, hasn't realized that the days of the circus are long gone. In Lincolnville, where his circus's performance is canceled for Tony Hawk's Boom Boom Huckjam Tour, Grimley and his Carney cronies hatch a plan to take out the extreme sports icon, while a group of young skaters stand in the wya of his plan
Pain management by Sharon Wood( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walking in Two Worlds: A Tale of Alaska's Tongass( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Worlds collide in the Tongass Forest, when the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act turns tribes into corporations and sparks a lengthy logging frenzy. A story of division and redemption plays out between a Tlingit brother and sister, showing the possibility of healing both the forest and the native community"--Film website
Yield to Total Elation: The Life and Art of Achilles Rizzoli( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film on the life and art of Achilles G. Rizzoli, a reclusive architectural draftsman, who drew elaborate and fantastic architectural monuments in his spare time
The faces of AIDS( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video shows the human experience of living with AIDS in Africa
Portrait of America( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a portrait of the land and people of Nebraska. Describes the difficulty of pioneer life in Nebraska and the continuing pioneer spirit, and tells of the interdependence of small towns and farms. Visits the sand hills, ranches, Boy's Town, and Omaha
 
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