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Praxis Films

Works: 13 works in 39 publications in 2 languages and 3,428 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Political films  War films  Personal narratives  History  Trials, litigation, etc  Drama  Film adaptations  Interviews 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: JF1525.W45, 327.12730092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Praxis Films
Citizenfour by Laura Poitras( Visual )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"CITIZENFOUR is a real time thriller, giving audiences an exclusive front-row seat to the moment Edward Snowden changed history with his revelations of widespread government surveillance around the world. In June 2013, filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald met with Snowden confidentially in Hong Kong, where he handed over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA). As the story breaks, they are forced to manage the raging media storm around them, and find their personal security and that of their loved ones under threat. CITIZENFOUR not only shows you the dangers of governmental surveillance - it makes you feel them. After seeing the film, you will never think the same way about your phone, email, credit card, web browser, or profile, ever again." -- container
My Country, My Country by Laura Poitras( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Arabic and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary providing an intimate portrait of Iraqis living under U.S. occupation. The principal focus is Dr. Riyadh, 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
The oath( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spectacularly gripping documentary that unfolds like a great political thriller. It's the cross-cut tale of two men whose fateful meeting propelled them on divergent courses with Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Looks at the lives of Abu Jandal, Osama Bin Laden's bodyguard, and Salim Hamdan, Bin Laden's driver. The Oath offers a rare window into a hidden realm and the international impact of the U.S. War on Terror
Spring 1941 by Uri Barbash( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1971, world famous Cellist Clara Plank returns to her homeland Poland for the first time for a gala concert. The familiar sights and faces are so powerful that her mind wonders to that spring, 30 years ago, when that terrible war came to destroy her world ... Spring 1941, young Clara, her husband Dr Plank, and two daughters were seeking shelter like other Jewish families when Nazis stormed Poland. They found a safe house in the farm of Emilia, their local grocer. Emilia was left all alone in the big house after her husband was taken to fight for his country and never came back. Under the horrors of the war and the agony of death surrounding them, an impossible love triangle erupted between Clara, Dr Plank and Emilia. The fragile arrangement, made only to survive, was tested again and again. Would love be sacrificed for life? Or would life be sacrificed for love?"--Container
Fetching Cody( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art is a street hustling kid. Cody is the love of his life. When she falls into a coma after an apparent drug overdose, Art suspends disbelief when he discovers a time machine, and embarks on a rescue mission through time and space. He decides to go deep into Cody's past, in an effort to save her. What ensues are Art's increasingly reckless attempts at changing reality. Even if he manages to rearrange the future, he will never get the results he seeks. What he may not realize is that the only thing in the way of saving her may be the very thing he can't let go of, his love for Cody
Edward Said( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, noted scholar Edward Said discusses his postcolonial theory and how it applies to modern culture, from politics to literature. He exposes the Western image of the East as an artificial construct that is still retained today. He discusses Palestine as a politically expedient construct of Europe; argues the right of Palestine to exist as an independent, self-governing nation; and traces the origins of European attitudes toward the Arab world through the literature of E.M. Forster, T.S. Eliot, Joseph Conrad, and Chinua Achebe
Dockers( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Julia Kristeva( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this program, French feminist theorist Kristeva explains her theory of difference and its importance to literature, institutions of higher education, and politics. Beginning with the idea of the "outsider" in contemporary politics, she explores the role of the "foreigner" in western culture and its earliest representation as a woman in the works of Aeschylus. She explores the role of psychoanalysis and the linguistic theories of Chomsky, Bakhtin, Levi-Strauss, Rabelais, and Dostoyevsky in relation to her own ground-breaking work, Revolution in Poetic Language, in order to analyze contemporary politics and culture
The Golden Pomegranate( Visual )

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

Mazal, a Jewish child-bride from Yemen, preserves her religion, culture, family and her unique art, surviving the harsh, violent conditions of Jerusalem and the Holy Land in the late 19th through the mid-20th centuries. She becomes the mother of two, a young widow, and the family's breadwinner through her skills as a jeweler in gold and silver. In time, a woman of property and an ardent patriot, she prevails through the unfolding bloody decades while living in the Old City of Jerusalem. She heads a family of extraordinary, unforgettable characters and grows old in strength and determination, remaining true to her traditions and ideals.. This stirring saga spans four generations of a family of Yemenite goldsmiths at the vortex of history in the Land of Israel. Their tragedies and triumphs, their sorrows and joys, and, most of all, the heroine's profound love for the Holy City, create a vivid and lasting image of an ancient land rising from two millennia of slumber to an era of splendor. For the first time in a feature motion picture, the fabulous story of Israel's rebirth is graphically portrayed through the extraordinary saga of a Yemenite family's struggles to survive and thrive in Jerusalem from the late 19th Century through the Israeli War of Independence
Jacques Derrida( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jacques Derrida, the French philosopher credited with launching the Deconstructionist movement, argues his theories in this program. Derrida begins with a frank discussion on the ethical problems of Deconstruction, especially in relation to human rights. He argues that Deconstruction is not a dissolution of the subject, it is first and foremost a historical or genealogical analysis of that subject and an attempt to focus on a universal translation of it. Derrida points out that Deconstruction is mainly an affirmation-it goes further and changes the nature of the subject-and is neither "reconstruction" nor "destruction
Citizenfour L'histoire d'Edward Snowden( Visual )

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

Hélène Cixous( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this interview, Helene Cixous explores her childhood as a Jew in French-occupied Algiers and the impact it had on her work in the area of feminist theory and on her personal politics. Cixous turns to the classics-Freud's Dora and Shakespeare's Cordelia-to illustrate the legacy of phallocentricism in western culture. Its major effect-the silencing of women-is explored, as Cixous advocates the importance of writing for women as a means of creating an alternate body-une ecriture feminine-through which they can speak and express themselves
Fish 'n' ships( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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English (37)

Arabic (2)