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Filmakers Library, inc

Works: 1,919 works in 3,725 publications in 1 language and 50,387 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Interviews  Film series  Folklore  Television adaptations  Documentary films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Distributor, prn, Publisher
Classifications: HV2392.2, 305.908162
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Who Killed Vincent Chin? by Christine Choy ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary on racism in working-class America focuses on the murder of Vincent Chin, a Chinese-American, in a Detroit bar. Interweaves the murder with social concerns and questions about justice
First contact by Bob Connolly ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anthropological study of the relationship of whites and aborigines in Papua New Guinea. Includes original footage of the first encounter between the groups during the 1930's gold rush days and interviews with some of the same individuals fifty years later
Full of sound and fury living with schizophrenia ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the nature and impact of schizophrenia through the examples of two adults who suffer from the disorder and from the comments offered by the mother of a young schizophrenic whose emotional torment drove him to suicide. Includes additional insights from a psychiatrist
T-shirt travels the story of secondhand clothes & Third World debt ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What happens to all those old clothes brought to the Salvation Army or Goodwill Industries? This comprehensive program is about Third World debt and secondhand clothes. The filmmaker traveled 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. Experts discuss the history of colonialism, slavery and the depletion of Africa's natural resources. They draw the connection between this shameful legacy and the current huge debt, African government debt service, and the IMF/World Bank policy known as "structural adjustment lending," wherein people's benefits are slashed drastically, resulting in terrible suffering from malnutrition, poor healthcare, inadequate schools, and a crumbling infra-structure
Electoral dysfunction ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The film opens as Mo makes an eye-opening discovery: The U.S. Constitution does not guarantee the right to vote. Mo sets out to learn why the Founding Fathers deliberately omitted the right to vote from the Constitution--and to understand the consequences of this decision. His quest leads him to Indiana, which has some of the strictest voting laws in the country. He meets two impassioned local activists--Republican Dee Dee Benkie of Versailles and Democrat Mike Marshall of North Vernon--who take him inside their efforts to turn out every vote. Dee Dee, a member of the Republican National Committee who worked in Karl Rove's office at the White House, has met her match in Mike, a veteran political consultant and former State Representative. Things heat up when the Republicans file a lawsuit challenging thousands of Democratic absentee ballots. As he progresses on his journey, Mo explores the heated debate over Voter ID and voter fraud; searches for the Electoral College; gets to know a former felon who mistakenly believed she was disenfranchised for life; critiques ballot design with Todd Oldham; and encounters a range of activists, experts, and election administrators, along with some highly opinionated third graders, who offer commentary on how voting works--or doesn't work--in America. Woven throughout the film are sequences in which Mo meets reformers working to bring greater fairness and transparency to our election system. Among these reformers are proponents of the National Popular Vote Campaign, who have devised a plan to reform the Electoral College without a Constitutional amendment. Although this pragmatic measure--which would result in direct election of the President--has already passed in 31 state legislative chambers, it has received scant attention from the mainstream media. These stories carry the film into the future while giving viewers concrete steps they can take to help bring about change." -- Provided by producer
My American girls a Dominican story by Aaron Matthews ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dominicans are New York's largest and fastest growing immigrant group, yet there are few films about the Dominican-American experience. This documentary chronicles the lives of a family from the Dominican Republic, the Ortizes
Sholem Aleichem laughing in the darkness ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A portrait of writer Sholem Aleichem, whose stories about Tevye the milkman became the basis of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. Aleichem (1859-1916) was a rebellious wordsmith who created a new genre of literature and used his remarkable humor to encapsulate the realities of the Eastern European Jewish world in the late nineteenth century. Using a rich collection of archival footage, the film recreates a time in czarist Russia when Jews were second-class citizens and frequent scapegoats in times of social and political unrest
Dax's case by Donald Pasquella ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the case of Donald (Dax) Cowart and his desire to die following severe burns over 65% of his body and the loss of his vision and hands. Considers a patient's right to refuse treatment and to die
Sound and fury ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Two related families with a history of deafness go through the process of deciding whether their children should have cochlear implant surgery. The surgery would allow the children to hear, but would weaken their connection to deaf culture."--Distributor's abstract
Contact the Yanomami Indians of Brazil ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This documentary, shot in one of the most remote corners of the Brazilian Amazon, graphically depicts the devastating impact of contact with the outside world on an isolated indigenous tribe, the Yanomami Indians, who are considered to be the last major Stone Age people in the Amazon
Guardians of the flutes ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the Sambia people, a war-like tribe in the mountains of New guinea
The split horn the life of a Hmong Shaman in America ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows the life and culture of the Thao family, Hmong Americans in Appleton, Wisconsin, and a shaman's struggle to maintain his ancient traditions
Sound and fury 6 years later by Josh Aronson ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this follow up film, Heather Artinian and her two brothers have received cochlear implants. Her speech is now understandable. She attends a mainstream school. She can function in the hearing world. Her father, who initially opposed the implant, now says that he sees how useful implants can be for deaf children, and how glad he is that his children have them
Call of the jitterbug ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Swing musicians from the 1930s argue the derivation of the Jitterbug from the Lindy Hop
Waging a living by Roger Weisberg ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the day-to-day struggles of four low-wage earners to support their families. Jean Reynolds and Mary Venittelli of New Jersey, Jerry Longoria of San Francisco, and Barbara Brooks of Freeport, N.Y. relate their dreams, frustrations, and accomplishments
Brazil an inconvenient history by Phil Grabsky ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Few realize that Brazil was actually the largest participant in the slave trade in the New World. Forty percent of all slaves that survived the Atlantic crossing were destined for Brazil and at one time half of the population of Brazil were slaves. It was the last country to officially abolish slavery in 1888. This production charts Brazil's history of slavery using original texts, letters, accounts and decrees, with commentary by historians, anthropologists and others who recount the effect of centuries of slavery on Brazil today
Out of the mouths of babes the acquisition of language by Heather Cook ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter and Jill de Villiers of Harvard University, researchers in language acquisition, provide a clear and informative description of the child's linguistic development
Maids and madams by Mira Hamermesh ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In South Africa female black domestic servants are called maids and the white women who employ them are called madams. In this film both maids and madams talk openly about their daily lives, their responsibilities, their attitudes toward racism and their interrelationships. The work of improving living and working standards for the maids and the organizations which are involved in this work, such as the Black Sash Society, the South African Domestic Workers Association (S.A.D.W.A.) and the Centres of Concern, are discussed. The film clearly reveals the evils of Apartheid and the high emotional and spiritual costs of the system to both blacks and whites. Women of both races are pitted against a repressive paternalistic social system and are seen as the prime movers for change
Witchcraft among the Azande by André Singer ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the role of witchcraft among the Azande in spite of their acceptance of Christianity. Focuses on its usage in adjudicating disputes, curing illness, assuring success in the hunt, and purification of the newborn
Bloody island by Thomas Gibson ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 161 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
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