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Discovery Films

Overview
Works: 21 works in 47 publications in 2 languages and 4,473 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Biography  Biographical films  Interviews  Environmental films  Wildlife films  Reality television programs  Nature 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 )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,815 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 1,194 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 )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Meerkat manor the story begins( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a prequel to the "Meerkat manor" television series, this documentary 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 the Kalahari Desert
American chopper( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 66 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 )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 47 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
Man on wire L'homme sur le fil( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On August 7, 1974, a young Frenchman named Phillippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between World Trade Center's Twin Towers. After nearly an hour dancing on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail before he was released. The documentary looks at the adventure through Petit's and his co-conspirators testimony
Doubletime( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 17 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
American chopper( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 5 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?
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
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
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
In the shadow of the Moon remember when the whole world looked up( Visual )

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

Between 1968 and 1972, the world watched in awe each time an American spacecraft voyaged to the Moon. Only 12 American men have walked upon its surface and they remain the only human beings to have stood on another world. Now for the first time, a combination of archival material from the original NASA film footage, much of it never before seen and interviews with the surviving astronauts tells the story of the Apollo space program
Discovery( 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
Louis Riel( Visual )

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

This program presents the story of Louis Riel's life and his involvement in the two rebellions that shook the Canadian West. The video includes speeches and written comments of many key figures including Louis Riel, Prime Minister Macdonald, Gabriel Dumont, and General Middleton
The War of 1812( Visual )

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

Flight over the equator Volando sobre el ecuador( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Una visita a las vastas regiones del la Tierra conectadas por un lazo comú́n: el Ecuador, siguiendo el sol a través de lo más reciente en imágenes por satélite, de un jet Lear especialmente equipado y de un glider motorizado para ofrecernos espectaculares vistas aéreas y sobrecogedores paisajes. Además, veremos un acercamiento de los pueblos, las culturas y la historia natural de los paises cuyo territorio atraviesa la línea ecuatorial."
Człowiek na linie = Man on wire( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Man on wire tou tian gang suo ren( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
 
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