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McCarthy, Stephen (Cinematographer)

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Most widely held works by Stephen McCarthy
The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Burns documents the worst human-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Includes bonus features
Unforgivable Blackness : The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson by Ken Burns( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the Heavyweight Champion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man in race-obsessed America
Unnatural causes : is inequality making us sick?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the bough breaks: "African American infant mortality rates remain twice as high as for white Americans. African American mothers with college degrees or higher face the same risk of having low birth-weight babies as white women who haven't finished high school. How might the chronic stress of racism over the life course become embedded in our bodies and increase risks?"--Container insert
Through deaf eyes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring nearly 200 years of Deaf life in America, this film presents the shared experiences of American history--family life, education, work, and community connections--from the perspective of deaf citizens. Interviews include community leaders, historians, and deaf Americans with diverse views on language use, technology, and identity. The documentary also takes a straightforward look at life for people who are part of the cultural-linguistic group who use American Sign Language and often define themselves as "Deaf" with a capital and cultural "D" and deaf people who, for a variety of reasons, do not identify with the Deaf cultural community. The history often shows that intersections between deaf and Deaf people are many and that oppression and discrimination are common experiences
The African Americans : many rivers to cross( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed-forging their own history, culture and society against unimaginable odds
FRONTLINE( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within a single generation, digital media and the World Wide Web have transformed virtually every aspect of modern culture, from the way we learn and work to the ways in which we socialize and even conduct war. But is the technology moving faster than we can adapt to it? And is our 24/7 wired world causing us to lose as much as we've gained? This in-depth exploration of what it means to be human in a 21st-century digital world continues a line of investigation that began in 2008, with the Frontline report "Growing Up Online." The journalists attempt to understand the implications of living in a world consumed by technology and the impact that this constant connectivity may have on future generations
The fabric of the cosmos( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using humor, everyday examples and computer animation for the more abstract concepts, author and physicist Brian Greene explains complex theories of the universe and the focus of his research, string theory
Death and the Civil War( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the best-selling book by Drew Gilpin Faust, this film will explore how the American Civil War created a 'republic of suffering' and will chart the far-reaching social, political, and social changes brought about by the pervasive presence and fear of death during the Civil War
The last mountain( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fight for the last great mountain in America's Appalachian heartland pits the mining giant that wants to explode it to extract the coal within, against the community fighting to preserve the mountain and build a wind farm on its ridges instead. Robert Kennedy Jr. joins the fight to preserve the mountain
It's elementary : talking about gay issues in school( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes cameras into classrooms across the U.S. to look at one of today's most controversial issues: whether and how gay issues should be discussed in schools. Makes the case that all children are affected by anti-gay prejudice and that adults have a responsibility to address it. Showcasing teachers leading non-judgmental discussions with students about gay and lesbian people, the film demonstrates that students are eager to have honest conversations and learn about differences and respect
People like us : social class in America( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"People like us shows how social class plays a role in the lives of all Americans, whether they live in Park Avenue penthouses, Appalachian trailer parks, bayou houseboats or suburban gated communities. The documentary travels across the country presenting stories that will resonate with viewers regardless of where they see themselves on the social spectrum--stories of family traditions, class mobility, and different lifestyle choices."--Container
Banished by Marco Williams( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[R]ecounts the forgotten history of racial cleansing in America, when thousands of African Americans were driven from their homes and communities by violent racist mobs in the late 19th and early 20th centuries ... The film places these events in the context of present day race relations, by following three concrete cases of towns that remain all-white to this day (Forsyth County, Georgia; Pierce City, Missouri; & Harrison, Arkansas). [The film] raises the larger question -- will the United States ever make meaningful reparations for the human rights abuses suffered, then and now, against its African American citizens? Can reconciliation between the races be possible without them?"--Container
The Italian Americans( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through extensive archival materials and interviews with scholars and notable Italian-Americans, viewers will learn the story of those who played vital roles in helping to shape a unique Italian-American identity
American Experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What began as a broadcast performance of H.G. Welles' fantasy, The War of the Worlds, turned into one of the biggest mass hysteria events in U.S. history. American Experience examines the elements that together created this frenzy, including our longtime fascination with life on Mars; the emergence of radio as a powerful new medium; and the creative wunderkind Orson Welles, the twenty-three-year-old director of the drama and mischief-maker supreme. The film contains reanactments of reactions to the hoax from people all over the United States
Skin deep( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Frances Reid follows students from the University of Massachusetts, Texas A & M, Chico State and U.C. Berkeley to a challenging racial awareness workshop where they confront each other's innermost feelings about race and ethnicity
The forgotten plague( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the dawn of the nineteenth century, tuberculosis had killed one in seven of all the people who had ever lived. The disease struck America with a vengeance, ravaging communities and touching the lives of almost every family. The battle against the deadly bacteria had a profound and lasting impact on the country, It shaped medical and scientific pursuits, social habits, economic development, western expansion, and government policy. The story is told through the remembrances of those who lived - and were cured - at tuberculosis sanatoriums, along with historians and scientists
The mine wars( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the beginning of the 20th century, coal was the engine of American industrial progress. Nearly three quarters of a million men across the country spent ten or twelve hours a day underground in coal mines. The Mine Wars brings to life the struggle that turned the coalfields of southern West Virginia into a blood-soaked war zone where basic constitutional rights and freedoms were violently contested
The great famine( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a devastating famine descended on Soviet Russia in 1921, Americans responded with a massive two-year relief campaign, championed by a new Secretary of Commerce, 'The Great Humanitarian' Herbert Hoover, an operation hailed for its efficiency, grit, and generosity
The polio crusade( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film interweaves the personal accounts of polio survivors with the story of an ardent crusader who tirelessly fought on their behalf. Features interviews with historians, scientists, polio survivors, and the only surviving scientist from the core research team that developed the Salk vaccine, Julius Youngner
Prohibition by Ken Burns( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This videodisc explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor, and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow. The utterly relevant cautionary tale raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality. When the country goes dry in 1920, after a century of debate, millions of law-abiding Americans become lawbreakers overnight
 
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