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American Documentary, Inc

Works: 116 works in 210 publications in 4 languages and 13,109 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biography  Personal narratives  Case studies  Documentary films  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Nonfiction films  Chronology  Pictorial works 
Classifications: E468, 338.19
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Most widely held works about American Documentary, Inc
Most widely held works by American Documentary, Inc
Food, Inc by Robert Kenner( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 2,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on America's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of US regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. The food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults. Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defence of Food: An Eater's Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield's Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms' Joel Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising and often shocking truths about what we eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here
If a tree falls a story of the Earth Liberation Front( Visual )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The remarkable story of the rise and fall of the Earth Liberation Front, a radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat,' told through the transformation and radicalization of one of its members, Daniel McGowan. Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Marshall Curry weaves a chronicle of McGowan facing life in prison with a dramatic investigation of the events that led to his involvement with the ELF
My country my country by Laura Poitras( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Arabic and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary providing an intimate portrait of Iraqis living under U.S. occupation. The principal focus is Dr. Riyadh (Riyadh al-Adhadh), an Iraqi medical doctor, father of six, and Sunni political candidate who is an outspoken critic of the occupation but passionate about the need to establish democracy in Iraq. As his waiting room is filled daily with patients suffering the physical and mental effects of ever-increasing violence, Dr. Riyadh struggles to understand the tragic contradiction of the U.S. occupation of Iraq and its project to spread democracy through the Middle East
Up the Yangtze by Chang Yung( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A "farewell cruise" takes a luxury ship up the vast Yangtze River shortly before completion of the massive Three Gorges Dam. The passengers glimpse a rapidly changing countryside, while the local people struggle to adapt as their lives are irrevocably altered
The Hobart Shakespeareans( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One year. One class. One play. The Latino-and Asian-American children crowding Los Angeles' sprawling Hobart Boulevard Elementary face daunting odds: low-income households, under-funded, overcrowded school, and a neighborhood known for crime, not opportunity. Teacher Rafe Esquith expects the best from these kids, leading his fifth-graders through a rigorous core curriculum of English, mathematics, geography, and literature. The pinnacle of each year is the performance of a full-length, unabridged play by Shakespeare. Esquith's motto is "Be nice, work hard. There are no shortcuts" and the Hobart Shakespeareans prove that any kid can succeed, and go on the live the American dream
Street fight by Marshall Curry( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the 2002 race for Mayor of Newark, N.J. between 32 year-old Cory Booker and four-term incumbent Sharpe James. Fought in Newark's neighborhoods and housing projects, the election pitted a young challenger against an old style political machine
Chisholm '72 unbought & unbossed( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary follows the 1972 campaign waged by Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman to run for a major party's nomination for United States President. Chisholm first made her mark on American political history when, in 1968, she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress, representing New York
My perestroika by Robin Hessman( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Russian and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qu'est-ce que la Russie d'aujourd'hui, ses rêves, ses défis, ses défaites ? "My Perestroika" pose cette question et y répond avec une grande et belle sensibilité, suivant de près cinq personnages depuis leur adolescence dans un même collège jusqu'à l'éclatement de leurs destins d'adultes, sous l'émergence de la nouvelle Russie. Une mère monoparentale, des professeurs d'histoire, un homme d'affaires aguerri, une idole punk désillusionnée, tous sont, à leur manière, des symboles forts de cette société en transformation, révélant par le particulier la réalité globale, complexe et irréductible de l'expérience historique telle qu'elle est vécue par chacun. Ce documentaire est une grande leçon d'histoire, qui utilise d'une manière très intelligente près de vingt ans d'archives, mais aussi et avant tout un film profondément humain
What I want my words to do to you voices from a maximum security women's prison( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Look into the minds and hearts of women inmates of a New York prison. Go inside a writing workshop led by Eve Ensler, where the women create works of poetry and prose which ends in the performance of their writing by critically acclaimed actors
Critical condition by Roger Weisberg( Visual )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the health care crisis in America by following a diverse group of uninsured individuals as they battle critical illnesses without proper care
Revolution '67( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focuses on the explosive urban rebellion which erupted in Newark, New Jersey, in July 1967; a tragedy caused by similar problems that sparked race riots across America ... Takes viewers on a daily chronicle of events, including the calling-in of the State Police and National Guard, their occupation of the city and use of unnecessary firepower. Final toll : 26 dead"--Container
The way we get by( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning as a seemingly idiosyncratic story about troop greeters, a group of senior citizens who gather daily at a small airport to thank American soldiers departing and returning from Iraq, the film quickly turns into a moving, unsettling, and compassionate story about aging, loneliness, war, and mortality. Included are stories of heartbreak and redemption that remind viewers how this culture casts out elders, and too often soldiers. Includes commentary, featurettes, bonus scenes, and more
The Civil War by Ken Burns( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nine-part documentary series which examines the American Civil War through photographs, readings from documents and diaries and historical materials
Flag wars( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the results of gentrification in Columbus, Ohio, when African American inner-city residents are met with an influx of white gay home buyers
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uplifting and courageous, this dramatic seven-time award-winning film by Zach Niles and Banker White tracks the journey of a group of six musicians who formed a band after being displaced from their home during a brutal decade long civil war
The education of Shelby Knox by Marion Lipschutz( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary which presents the political activism of high school student Shelby Knox. The film begins in 2001 when Shelby Knox, a 15-year-old high school sophomore, joins the Lubbock Youth Commission, a group of high school students empowered by the mayor to give Lubbock's youth a voice in city government. Knowing that Lubbock, Tex. had one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease in the nation, the Youth Commission questioned Lubbock's abstinence-only sex education policy. Shelby, a politically conservative Southern Baptist who had pledged abstinence until marriage, became the group's most vocal proponent of comprehensive sex education. The documentary explores other issues beyond the debate over abstinence-only versus comprehensive sex education. It portrays Shelby's family's struggle with teen independence; Shelby's struggle with her Christian faith; Shelby's widening activism into other issues, such as the creation of a Gay/Straight Alliance at her high school; issues of tolerance; and the power of political activism
Where soldiers come from( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Michigan's snowy Upper Peninsula, job opportunities are few, and friends are usually for life. For Dominic Fredianelli and his high school buddies, joining the National Guard offered a $20,000 windfall and assistance with college tuition--all for only one weekend a month. Little did they know. This documentary follows three of these young men over four eventful years: through basic training and a 2009 deployment to an explosives unit in Afghanistan; to visits with their families while they are overseas; and the rocky return home, without commentary. Focusing on the reverberations of war in small, close-knit communities the film offers a commentary on class, as the real cost of distant political decisions are illuminated, as well as the shame of a country with little to offer its less fortunate young people than a ticket to a battlefield
Rain in a dry land( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and Bantu and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of two Somali Bantu families, refugees from the 1991 civil war in Somalia, who find new homes in urban America. The film begins as the families prepare to leave the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya and follows them for the first two years of their new life in the United States
In the matter of Cha Jung Hee( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Her passport said she was Cha Jung Hee. She knew she was not. So began a 40 year deception for a Korean adoptee who came to the US in 1966. Told to keep her true identity a secret from her new American family, this 8 year old girl quickly forgot she was ever anyone else. But why had her identity been switched? And who was the real Cha Jung Hee? In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee is the search to find the answers, as acclaimed filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem (First person plural, PBS 2000) returns to her native Korea to find her "double," the mysterious girl whose place she took in America. As seen on PBS on the award-winning series, Point of View (POV)"--Container
The sixth section La sexta sección( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Follows the transnational organizing of a community of Mexican immigrants who live and work in upstate New York. The men profiled in the film form an organization devoted to raising money in the U.S. to rebuild their hometown in Mexico. In the process, they accomplish more than they expected: they find power"--Container
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My perestroika
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