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HBO Documentary Films

Overview
Works: 284 works in 505 publications in 3 languages and 44,725 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Personal narratives  Biography  Case studies  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Trials, litigation, etc  Sources 
Roles: pre, Producer, fds
Classifications: HV636 2005.L8, 363.349220976090511
Publication Timeline
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Publications by HBO Documentary Films Publications by HBO Documentary Films
Most widely held works by HBO Documentary Films
When the levees broke a requiem in four acts by Spike Lee ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005. Many were shocked, not only by the scale of the disaster, but the slow, inept and disorganized response of the emergency and recovery efforts. Structured into four acts, each dealing with a different aspect of the events that preceded and followed Katrina's catastrophic passage through New Orleans. Tells the heartbreaking personal stories of those who endured this harrowing ordeal and survived to tell the tale
Gasland Can you light your water on fire? ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 2009, Delaware River Basin native Josh Fox was presented with an interesting proposal: lease his family lands to a natural gas company for a new method of drilling called hydraulic fracturing, and get a check for $100,000. He wouldn't have to do anything but sit back and collect the money. Curious about the process, Fox embarks on an exploration of other areas where natural gas drilling was already in progress, to observe firsthand any potential downsides. In Dimock, Pennsylvania, a town surrounded by fracking activity, he hears stories of wells exploding, black water, flammable drinking water, headaches, pains, long-term sickness. Fox goes on to tour 25 states, cataloging an endless string of frustrated and sick Americans whose land has become toxic and explaining the legislation pushed through by former vice president Dick Cheney, exempting energy companies from key environmental acts--exemptions that make fracking invisible to any regulation or monitoring. Fox becomes an advocate for the cause of the people whose complaints are ignored by the natural gas corporations and the American government. The film documents the pitfalls and perils--borne of avarice of the most bloodless, ruthless kind--of the largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in American history, with the potential to poison millions
Autism the musical ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profiles five children with autism, their parents, and acting coach Elaine Hill as they take on the enterprise of a full-length stage production
Unchained memories readings from the slave narratives by Whoopi Goldberg ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than 4 million slaves were set free. By the late 1930's, 100,000 former slaves were still alive. In the midst of the Great Depression, journalists and writers traveled the country to record the memories of the last generation of African-Americans born into bondage. Over 2,000 interviews were transcribed as spoken, in the vernacular of the time, to form a unique historical record
4 little girls by Spike Lee ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a bomb tears through the basement of a black Baptist church on a peaceful fall morning, it takes the lives of four young girls; Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins. This racially motivated crime, taking place at a time when the civil rights movement is burning with a new flame, could have doused that flame forever. Instead it fuels a nation's outrage and brings Birmingham, Alabama to the forefront of America's concern
Addiction a 14-part series ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Strives to break through the myths and explain what addiction really is, what causes it, and how to get the best available treatments
Hot coffee ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyzes and discusses so called "frivolous law suits" and the impact of tort reform on the United States judicial system. Discusses several cases and relates each to tort reform in the U.S.: Liebeck v. McDonald's Restaurants (public relations campaign to instigate tort reform); Colin Gourley's malpractice lawsuit and caps on damages; the prosecution of Mississippi Justice Oliver Diaz and judicial elections; Jamie Leigh Jones v. Halliburton Co. and mandatory arbitration. Exposes how corporations spent millions on a propaganda campaign to distort Americans' view of lawsuits, forever changing the civil justice system. From the infamous case of the woman who sued McDonalds over spilled coffee to the saga of the Mississippi Supreme Court Justice deemed 'not corporate enough' by business interests, this program tears apart the conventional wisdom about 'frivolous lawsuits.'
Thin ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film takes us inside the walls of Renfrew Center, a residential facility for the treatment of women with eating disorders, closely following four young women who have spent their lives starving themselves - often to the verge of death
White light, black rain the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In August 1945, the world was transformed in the blink of an eye when American forces dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima nad then Nagasaki. The destruction was unprecedented and the bombings percipitated the end of World War II. Contains archival footage and stunning photography. Interviews are from both Japanese survivors and the Americans who believed that their involvement would end a brutal conflict
Which way home ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Which Way Home show the personal side of immigration through the eyes of children who face harrowing dangers with enormous courage and resourcefulness as they endeavor to make it to the U.S. The film follows several unaccompanied child migrants as they journey through Mexico en route to the U.S. on a freight train they call "The Beast." (container)
The Alzheimer's project ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Alzheimer's project features a four-part documentary series (The memory loss tapes; Grandpa, will you remember me?, Caregivers, and Momentum in science), 15 short supplemental films, a website, and a nationwide community-based information and outreach campaign, to capture what it means to experience the disease, to be a child or grandchild of one who suffers, and to care for those who are affected
Ghosts of Abu Ghraib ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interviews with perpetrators, witnesses, and victims examining the abuses that occurred in the fall of 2003 at the notorious Iraqi prison. Probes the psychology of how typical American men and women came to commit these atrocious acts
How to die in Oregon ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1994, Oregon became the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. Since then, more than 500 Oregonians have taken their mortality into their own hands. Filmmaker Peter Richardson gently enters the lives of the terminally ill as they consider whether--and when--to end their lives by lethal overdose. Richardson examines both sides of the complex, emotionally charged issue. What emerges is a life-affirming, staggeringly powerful portrait of what it means to die with dignity
A small act by Jennifer Arnold ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When Hilde Back sponsored a young, rural Kenyan student, she thought nothing of it. She never imagined her quarterly donation of $15 would pave the way for Chris Mburu's journey to Harvard Law School. Years later, Chris has become a United Nations human rights lawyer working to combat genocide and discrimination. He decides to seek out the stranger who dramatically transformed his life and is astonished to learn his benefactor, Hilde, is a Holocaust survivor."
Alive day memories home from Iraq ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at the physical and emotional cost of war through soldiers' memories of their "alive day," the day they narrowly escaped death in Iraq. Actor James Gandolfini interviews ten soldiers about their memories, their feelings on their future, and more
The Loving story ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary about the case of Richard & Mildred Loving, a white man & a black woman who were convicted by the state of Virginia for the crime of marrying across racial lines in the late 1950s
The weight of the nation ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disc 1. Part 1. Consequences: "Examines the scope of the obesity epidemic and explores the serious health consequences of being overweight or obese."--Container
Nanjing Nanking ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Une évocation du drame de Nanking en 1937, durant lequel les soldats japonais tuèrent et violèrent plus de 200 000 Chinois
If God is willing and da creek don't rise ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This follow-up to director Spike Lee's documentary, When the levees broke: a requiem in four acts, focuses on the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans, five years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Bookending stories of individual heartache and perseverance are two momentous events: the historic 2010 Super Bowl victory by the New Orleans Saints and the disastrous British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
Prom night in Mississippi ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1997, actor Morgan Freeman, a resident of the small town of Charleston, Mississippi, offered to pay for the senior prom at Charleston High School under one condition: the prom must be racially integrated. His offer was ignored. In 2008 he offered again, and the offer was accepted, changing the tradition of two separate proms for blacks and whites that had endured since the high school was integrated in 1970. Shows the problems and lessons learned as the event was planned and held. With comments from Morgan Freeman, students, and others. Intended to explore attitudes of racial intolerance that still persist today. In 2008, Charleston High School had 415 students, 70% black and 30% white
 
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Alternative Names
Home Box Office (Firm). Documentary Films
Languages
English (58)
Spanish (6)
Chinese (1)
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