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Landmark Films

Overview
Works: 1,272 works in 1,724 publications in 1 language and 11,876 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Folklore  Documentary films 
Roles: Producer, Publisher, Distributor
Classifications: LD4191.O72, 940.544
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Landmark Films
Nightfighters ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 332nd Fighter Group has a unique place in the annals of WWII air force fighter groups. The group was completely Black. It confounded the expectations and prejudices held by white Americans in the 1930s and 1940s. The group excelled as pilots and became a crack unit, accomplishing goals others couldn't
Search for destiny the Middle East ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the history of the Middle East region in the twentieth century. The fall of the Ottoman Empire, the French and British domination, the two world wars, the birth of Israel, the Suez Crisis, the years of American and Russian imperialism, and the Arab-Israeli conflicts with reference to the involvement of foreign powers in the area. Outlines the basic issues that still divide the Middle East countries including the Palestine issue, the Gulf War, and the developments in oil production and the mayor role it plays in the world economies
Dervishes, lovers of God ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the Dervishes and the dance they have created called the Sama. Tells how these Muslim monks seek complete union with God as they transfix their bodies to reach mystic ecstasy
A decisive moment ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This video features the often dramatic climaxes of American presidential elections since 1948. One question often asked by people with an interest in politics is whether US presidential elections always have a Decisive Moment, a statement, a mistake, or an event that decides the race and puts one of the two candidates into the most powerful office in the world. This video analyzes all of the presidential political campaigns from Harry S. Truman through George H.W. Bush and demonstrates the Decisive Moment that either won or lost the presidential election for the candidates. By using archival footage and visits to museums and libraries founded by every single president since World War II, this unique program tries to find the answer
Shiites, followers of Ali ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the Shiites, the first dissident group within Islam. Shows the custom of self-flagellation and explains the religious background of this group which opposes all forms of authority
Peace and conflict resolution ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the sources of many post-WWII conflicts and looks at the endeavors being made to resolve them
Kent State the day the war came home ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looks at the reasons for the attack on anti-Vietnam-war student demonstrators on the Kent State University campus on May 4, 1970 by National Guardsmen. Shows the build-up of the protest against the Vietnam War, and follows the stories of the four students who were killed at Kent State. Includes interviews with people who witnessed the events including a wounded student-activist, a now paralyzed student, three former National Guardsman, and a sociology professor
The World, a television history ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the gradual transformation of man the hunter and fisher into the farmer. Tells how the process of selecting, breeding, domesticating, and cultivating certain species of plants and animals provided the basis for the spectacular growth in human population which followed
Africa before the Europeans, 100-1500 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the civilizations and empires of Africa before the arrival of the Europeans. Tells how the Bantu people left their homeland in the Cameroons and displaced the people in the south
Glories of Islamic art ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Explores the connection of the religion of Islam with its art and architecture, revealing how artistic giants such as Siniam were led by Islamic movement to craft a glorious aesthetic heritage. Their faith is reflected in the related but distinct achievements throughout the centuries"--Container
Monuments to man ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covers the absorbing history of concrete from its discovery, its disappearance for 15 centuries and its re-emergence to become the most obliging and most effective of all building materials
Foodessence ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Our diets, from one culture to the next, say a lot about who we are. Beliefs vary on what is good to eat and what is bad. Some are personal preferences, while most are culturally determined. Our food myths and taboos are powerful, persistent and ever-changing
The age of iron, 2000 BC-AD 200 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the development of iron smelting and manufacturing and its effects on early civilizations. Traces the early civilizations of Minoan Crete, the Near East, India, and China
Signs of the times the history of writing ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the evolution of communication. From hieroglyphics and cuneiform came the first alphabets of Egypt, Phoenicia, and Greece, reflecting their world and its values. A thousand years later Gutenberg's printing press and its diffusion of ideas set the stage for the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Age of Revolutions. The impact of technology --printing, typewriters, computers, global networking-- preceded a digital revolution and the explosion of personal computers and the World Wide Web. Shows our world as it was, is now, and will be
The birth of civilisation, 6,000 BC - 2000 BC ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The earliest civilizations arose in the fertile valleys of the major rivers in the Near East and China and with this development came a more settled existence. With growth of cities, social structures were established ushering in a period of great creativity
Walks with an architect ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill conducts a tour of his native Barcelona, including the unusual Church of the Sagrada Familia
Nestorians and Syrians, primitive Christian churches ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the Nestorian and Syrian Christian churches; beginning in Mesopotamia and Persia these churches later spread as far as India and even China. Shows how these churches, cut off from the West, developed in seclusion and today seem to be the living testimony of an archaic Christianity
The Making of Russia 1480-1860 ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covers the reign of Peter the Great, Catherine II and her successors, and describes the expansion of the Russian Empire
The World, a television history ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the birth of Islam in Arabia and tells how it grew into one of the world's greatest empires. Explains how the flame of civilization was kept alive in the Near East while western Europe entered the Dark Ages
The Americas before the Europeans, 300-1500 ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This tape examines the early civilizations in Central and South America, premarily the Maya, Aztecs, and Incas. It describes the art, architecture, and intellectual achievements of these people as well as their down fall to the Spanish Conquistadors
 
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Languages
English (75)