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HBO Documentary Films

Works: 352 works in 717 publications in 3 languages and 54,276 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  History  Nonfiction television programs  Interviews  Environmental television programs  Television mini-series  Historical television programs  Environmental films 
Roles: pre, Producer, fds
Classifications: TN881.A1, 976.335064
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by HBO Documentary Films
When the Levees Broke : a Requiem in Four Acts by Spike Lee( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world watched in horror as Hurrican 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 )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentaire. "Les plus importantes recherches de gisements de gaz naturel sont en ce moment entreprises à travers les États-Unis, au Canada et au Québec. La société Halliburton a développé une technologie de forage, la fracturation hydraulique (fracking), qui va permettre aux États-Unis de devenir "l'Arabie Saoudite du gaz naturel". Mais cette technique est-elle sans danger? Lorsque le cinéaste Josh Fox reçoit une lettre l'invitant à louer ses terres pour y faire un forage, il va sillonner le pays et découvrir en chemin des secrets bien gardés, des mensonges et des toxines ..."--[Conteneur]
Citizenfour by Laura Poitras( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A real life thriller unfolds by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA). CITIZENFOUR not only shows you the dangers of governmental surveillance - it makes you feel them. The film has won over 60 awards and nominations, including the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature."--Container
Autism : the musical( Visual )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,203 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
Hot coffee( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,154 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
Project Nim by James Marsh( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the 1970s experiment in which a chimpanzee called Nim was raised as a human child by a family in New York City
Which way home( Visual )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A feature documentary that follows unaccompanied child migrants on their journey through Mexico as they try to reach the United States. We follow children like Olga and Freddy, 9-year old Hondurans, who are trying to reach their parents in the U.S.; Jose, a 10-year old El Salvadoran, who has been abandoned by smugglers and ends up alone in a Mexican detention center; and Kevin, a streetwise 14-year-old Honduran, whose mother hopes that he will reach the U.S
Thin( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,053 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
Unchained memories : readings from the slave narratives( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1,048 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( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Film documentaire, 4 little girls revient sur l'attentat à la bombe dans une église afro-américaine qui, en 1963, tua quatre fillettes âgées de 11 à 14 ans."--[]
Addiction : a 14-part series( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 988 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
The Alzheimer's project( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 973 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
White Light, Black Rain : The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by Steven Okazaki( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 972 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 and then Nagasaki. The destruction was unprecedented and the bombings precipitated 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 help end a brutal conflict
The Loving story( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On June 2, 1958, Richard Loving and his fiancee Mildred Jeter traveled from Caroline County, VA, to Washington, D.C. to be married. Later, the newlyweds were arrested, tried and convicted of the felony crime of miscegenation. Two young ACLU lawyers took on the Lovings case, fully aware of the challenges posed. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in their favor on June 12, 1967 and resulted in sixteen states being ordered to overturn their bans on interracial marriage
How to Die in Oregon( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the state of Oregon the Death with Dignity Act allows terminally ill patients to end their lives with a prescription from physicians
Ghosts of Abu Ghraib( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 763 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
A small act by Jennifer Arnold( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 756 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."
The weight of the nation( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"CONSEQUENCES examines the scope of the obesity epidemic and explores the serious health consequences of being overweight or obese. CHOICES offers viewers the skinny on fat, revealing what science has shown about how to lose weight, maintain weight loss and prevent weight gain. CHILDREN IN CRISIS documents the damage obesity is doing to our nation's children. Through individual stories, this film describes how the strong forces at work in our society are causing children to consume too many calories and expend too little energy; tackling subjects from school lunches to the decline of physical education, the demise of school recess and the marketing of unhealthy food to children. CHALLENGES examines the major driving forces causing the obesity epidemic, including agriculture, economics, evolutionary biology, food marketing, racial and socioeconomic disparities, physical inactivity, American food culture, and the strong influence of the food and beverage industry."--Producers
Nanjing = Nanking by Gu deng ta( Visual )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the Japanese invasion of Nanking, China in the early days of World War II and focuses on the efforts of a small group of unarmed Westerners who established a Safety Zone where over 200,000 Chinese found refuge. Told through deeply moving interviews with Chinese survivors, archival footage, and chilling testimonies of Japanese soldiers, interwoven with staged readings of the Westerners' letters and diaries
Gasland by Josh Fox( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sequel to the documentary Gasland, Gasland, Part II continues filmmaker Josh Fox's exploration of the dangers of the process of natural gas extraction known as hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as "fracking", chronicling the spread of the practice further in the U.S. as well as in 32 countries worldwide
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Unchained memories : readings from the slave narratives
Alternative Names
Home Box Office (Firm). Documentary Films

The Alzheimer's projectWhite Light, Black Rain : The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki