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Discovery Films

Overview
Works: 18 works in 52 publications in 1 language and 4,503 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Biography  Biographical films  Environmental films  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Wildlife films 
Classifications: GV550.2.P47, 791.34092
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Most widely held works by Discovery Films
Man on wire by James Marsh( Visual )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On August 7th, 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center's Twin Towers. After dancing for nearly an hour on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail, before finally being released. This extraordinary documentary incorporates Petit's personal footage to show how he overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges to achieve the artistic crime of the century"--Container
Encounters at the end of the world( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film, like many from director Werner Herzog, is a poem of oddness and beauty. Investigating the lives of the "professional dreamers" who conduct research at the bottom of the world in Antarctica, he finds a happily cynical lot, who regard climate change and the potential extinction of Homo sapiens in rather a different light than most people. They study penguins, seals, volcanoes, miniscule underwater creatures, and the shifting ice patterns. In this harsh yet beautiful place, where compasses are useless, and the climate is negative 70 degrees Fahrenheit, Herzog finds the scenery splendid, and McMurdo Station research center repellent. For viewers who have wondered why anyone would go to Antarctica, Herzog's film provides some interesting answers, and many scenes capturing the natural beauty of the ice continent
In the shadow of the Moon by David Sington( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of NASA's Apollo program and the lunar landings by American astronauts made between 1968 and 1972. Features rare archival footage and interviews with surviving astronauts
Meerkat manor : the story begins( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Every great story has a magical beginning - especially when that story involves the real-life adventures of a unique family of meerkats known as the "Whiskers" and their most beloved member, Flower. As a prequel to their Meerkat Manor television series, this full-length feature film traces the rise of Flower from a young meerkat pup to the leader of the pack. Watch as Flower blooms into a remarkable matriarch and forges a legacy amidst the unforgiving landscape of one of the harshest deserts on the planet - the Kalahari"--Container
American chopper( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's make it or break it time for each of the Teutul men as they head off in separate directions after a bruising family breakup. Having been banished from the company he helped to build, Paul Jr. has come full circle, literally, as he sets up his own shop, not only becoming a direct competitor of Senior, but also taking OCC's most talented former employees along with him. Is the writing on the wall for OCC now that Junior's back to building bikes? Who will come out on top?
Moonshiners( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow the life of people who produce illegal moonshine in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina. The series dramatizes their liquor production efforts, law-evading techniques, and lives
Doubletime( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The sport [of jump roping] now features astounding acrobatics, lightning speed, and international competition. Doubletime follows the top two American teams: The Bouncing Bulldogs of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and The Double Dutch Forces of Columbia, South Carolina. Although they train in neighboring states, the Bulldogs and the Forces scarcely cross paths as they belong to separate leagues that do not compete against one another. The Bulldogs represent the best of gymnastic freestyle jumping found mostly in white suburbia, while the Forces belong to the inner- city African American tradition of Double Dutch. For the first time, both the Bulldogs and the Forces decide to enter a competition at the world famous Apollo Theater called the Holiday Classic. The film follows the young athletes on both teams (age 11 to 18) as they passionately prepare for the event. Doubletime culminates on stage in Harlem with this rowdy crowd-pleasing contest which features 'fusion' routines where Double Dutch is blended with hip-hop dance and music."--Container
Racing extinction( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academy Award-winning filmmakers expose the forces that are leading our planet to its next mass extinction, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species. A never-before-seen view of an international wildlife trade, operating in the shadows, reveals how creatures that have survived for millions of years may be wiped from Earth in our lifetime
Canada : the Arctic( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the regions of the country as of 1993, natural resources, Klondike Gold Rush, fishing industry, people of the region, landforms, cites, transportation, livelihood, history, and government
Introducing air( Visual )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A simple science lesson told in story form explains how to prove air is real
Canada : the Atlantic region( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the Atlantic provinces of the country as of 1993, natural resources, history of the region, fishing industry, people of the region, landforms, cites and capitals, transportation, livelihood, and government. Includes a tour of Atlantic Canada: Newfoundland, Labrador, Gaspe, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island
Toxic relationships( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teenage dating behavior is the training ground for adult relationships. Unchecked physical and emotional violence learned at an early age can too easily become domestic violence later on. In this video, high school students discuss disrespect, jealousy, obsessive demands, isolating behaviors, power & control, blaming, as well as consider what a healthy relationship should be like. It concludes by presenting the early warning signs of a toxic relationship
Louis Riel : a music drama by Harry Somers( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Presents incidents from the life of Louis Riel, a métisl who led rebellions for the squatter's rights of his people in the Saskatchewan River Valley in Canada during the nineteenth century. With captions in English and French
Understanding government( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Educational video shows Canadian government buildings, composition of parliament, House of Commons; explains elections, political parties, function of the Prime Minister, bill passage, and more
Man on wire( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A look at the high-wire walk made by Philippe Petit in 1974 between the World Trade Center's Twin Towers in New York City, and how it is still considered one of history's most artistic crimes
The War of 1812 by Arts and Entertainment Network ; History channel (Television network) ; New Video Group( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The first episode, "First invasion : the War of 1812," depicts how only 30 years after winning the independence, the upstart United States waged another war with Great Britain. Motivated by the high-seas capture of American sailors and the desire to annex Canadian lands, President Madison declared war. Thanks to the aim of a lone sniper, the skill of Andrew Jackson, the fortitude of the people of Baltimore, and the events of September 11, 1814, America would triumph again, ensuring the survival of the fledgling nation. "Save our history: The Star-Spangled Banner" recaptures the events that led Francis Scott Key to write the song which would become our national anthem. This song was written at the Battle of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812
Discovery by Irving Younger( Visual )

1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reviews the Byrd Antarctic Expedition of 1933-35 for the investigation of meteorology and the Aurora Australis
Moonshiners( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow the life of people who produce illegal moonshine in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina. The series dramatizes their liquor production efforts, law-evading techniques, and lives
 
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