Most widely held works by John Knoop
Shadow master ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Presents a documentary focusing on two teenage brothers in Bali: one an apprentice to a renowned shadow puppeteer, the other enamored of Western values.
Where the heart roams ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
"Over 20 million American women read romance novels." This film is about authors, readers, and their common passion. It tells the story of a woman who organized a rail journey from Los Angeles to New York and called it 'The Love Train'.--Opening credits.
In Xanadu ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
An epic love story about Khubilai Khan and his wife Chabui. They are inseparable partners. When she dies, he attempts to bring her back from the underworld. The piece blends Tibetan, Chinese and Indonesian theater techniques into a unique form of theater that recalls the language of film, with lap dissolves, montages, Bergmanesque horizons, and a Kurosawa-style portrait of the controlled chaos of war.
Report from Iraq ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
On April 1991, a team of doctors, lawyers and students from Harvard University went to Iraq to assess the destruction and damage brought on by the Persian Gulf War. Among their findings were that the sewage plants in Baghdad were left inoperative, resulting in pollution of the Tigris River, and that an estimated 170,000 children under age 5 will die of malnutrition and disease, due to the devastation of the health care system in Iraq.
Explorations of the shadow world ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Shadow master is a documentary film portraying the life of a Balinese family of performers and the training of a young shadow master. In Xanadu is an epic love story about Khubilai Khan and his wife, who he tries to bring back from the underworld. The performance blends Tibetan, Chinese, and Indonesian theater techniques. The wild party is about two vaudeville performers and is based on the 1926 Beat poem by Joseph Moncure March that explores American jazz, film noir, and poetry. Ambrosia of immortality is an episode from the Mahabarata, an epic of Hindu mythology, in which a war rages between gods and demons. Coyote's journey is a traditional Native California Karuk tale. 7 visions explores the roots of Latino heritage while honoring the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos.
Kamikaze hearts ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
"Combines fiction and documentary, storytelling and talking heads in a narrative about Sharon Mitchell and Tina Mennet, real-life lovers and junkies, the former an actress, the latter a director/producer"--Container.
Eritrea ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Explores the hopes and anguish of the war and famine-plagued Eritrean people who have been resisting the Ethiopian occupation of their country for thirty years in Africa's longest war.
Cafe Nica portraits from Nicaragua ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Spanish and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Examines the Nicaraguan economy and its people by focusing on their annual coffee harvest. Confronts the effects of the civil war, unstable market forces, and the predictably volatile effects of the new government's policies.
Awakening from sorrow Buenos Aires 1997 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
This collaboration between Bay Area filmmakers John Knoop and Karina Epperlein highlights the activism of H.I.J.O.S.--a group made up of the sons and daughters of those killed or gone missing at the hands of the Argentine military between 1976 and 1983. Memories of the vanished generation, known as the Desaparecidos, have been kept alive by their surviving children (hijos), some of whom were merely days old when their parents disappeared. Until these young people began to organize and demand explanations from their government, the predominant coping strategy had been to pretend that the missing are still alive. The grief of young Argentines erupts into public action, and becomes a cornerstone for social movements from South America to Serbia.
Kamikaze hearts a Legler/Bashore production ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
A semi-documentary, semi-fictional insight into the world of lesbian-junkie porn stars, focusing on two real-life lesbian lovers, Sharon Mitchell, an actress, and Tigr Mennett, a director/producer.
Thanh's war ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Vietnamese and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Injured as a child by American troops in Vietnam, Thanh was brought to the U.S. for medical treatment and adopted by a foster family. In an effort to reconcile his Vietnamese and American lives, he travels to Vietnam to marry a woman from his old village.
N is a number a portrait of Paul Erdös : a documentary film ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The story of a wandering mathematician obsessed with unsolved problems. He believes that solving a problem is a triumph over the unknown. Filmed in England, Hungary, Poland and the United States, this documentary presents the life and accomplishments of Paul Erdős, the most prolific mathematician who ever lived.
Lily ( Visual )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Lily has Down's syndrome. These videos show her graduation from high school, working in a restaurant and living in a group home. Her desires for a more independent life and her mother's concerns about the implications of these desires are explored.
To prove and conjecture excerpts from three lectures ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Excerpts from three lectures presented by Paul Erdős at three separate conferences held at San Francisco State University, July 26, 1989, Poznań, Poland, August 7, 1989 and Cambridge University, June 12, 1991.
Side effects of antipsychotic drugs a primer for psychiatric nurses : a continuing education learning kit by John Knoop ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Provides a review of the side-effect profiles of the various antipsychotic agents and discusses strategies for nursing interventions.
Farm ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Uses a montage of American agricultural scenes to portray the dynamic energy of modern agriculture and the beauty of farm production and mechanization.
World's fastest hippie ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A short on the American cult of drag racing and a portrait of Mike Mitchell, whose racing title was World's Fastest Hippie.
We are here together ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Chronicles the turbulent beginnings of the first youth-initiated charter high school. A staff of passionate teachers assists the students in this Alameda, California school as they undergo the arduous prcess of building a unique community.
Paul Revere ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Norien ten by John Knoop ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Abstract film which explores eroticism. Extreme close-up views of male and female genitalia and sexual intercourse. Intended for use in desensitization of sex education. The scenes are graphic and the film was intended for educational use in a therapeutic setting.
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