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Ragazzi, Claudio

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Most widely held works by Claudio Ragazzi
Race : the power of an illusion by Carl Rakosi( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series challenges one of our most fundamental beliefs: that humans come divided into a few distinct biological groups, telling an eye-opening tale of how what we assume to be normal, commonsense, even scientific, is actually shaped by our history, social institutions and cultural beliefs. Episode one explores how recent scientific discoveries have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode two questions the belief that race has always been with us. It traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas. Episode three focuses on how our institutions shape and create race
Unnatural causes : is inequality making us sick? by California Newsreel( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collateral damage: "In the Marshall Islands, local populations have been displaced from their traditional way of life by the American military presence and globalization. Now they must contend with the worst of the 'developing' and industrialized worlds: infectious diseases such as tuberculosis due to crowded living conditions, and extreme poverty and chronic disease, stemming in part from the stress of dislocation and loss"--Container insert
Latino Americans( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latino Americans chronicles the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States. It is a story of people, politics, and culture, intersecting with much that is central to the history of the United States while also going to places where standard U.S. histories do not tend to tread
The last mountain( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fight for the last great mountain in America's Appalachian heartland pits the mining giant that wants to explode it to extract the coal within, against the community fighting to preserve the mountain and build a wind farm on its ridges instead. Robert Kennedy Jr. joins the fight to preserve the mountain
Holding ground the rebirth of Dudley Street( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the voices of committed residents, activists and city officials, this award-winning documentary shows how a Boston community organized the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative and was able to create and carry out its own agenda for change
Houdini by Adrian Mitchell( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wrapped in chains and encased in a crate, magician Harry Houdini was dropped into New York's icy East River. Horrified onlookers watched him emerge, unharmed, less than 60 second later. Easily the world's most famous escape artist, Houdini mesmerized audiences with astonishing acts of magic like the Water Torture Cell. A circus performer turned gifted artist, Houdini confronted humanity's greatest fears: entrapment, pain, and death
Next stop Wonderland by An de sen bu lei( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about a man and a woman who seem destined to be together, and the hilarious chain of accidents that seem determined to keep them apart
To catch a dollar Muhammad Yunus banks on America by Gayle Ferraro( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the establishment of the first U.S. branch of the Grameen Bank, which offers collateral-free microloans to help individuals rise from poverty by becoming successful entrepreneurs. Follows Grameen founder Muhammad Yunus as he spreads word of this singular enterprise among the economically disadvantaged of Queens, New York
Adventures in birdwatching( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ornithologist and bird enthusiast Ken Dial travels to locations in the United States and Costa Rica to observe a variety of bird species
The blue diner( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of a Puerto Rican mother and daughter living together in Boston and the difficulties they face when the daughter, Elena, mysteriously loses her ability to speak Spanish, her first language"--Container
Quintet for New Tango by Pablo Ziegler( Recording )

3 editions published in 1999 in Undetermined and No Linguistic content and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ganges river to heaven( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Hindi and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary explores one of the most cherished of Hindu religious aspirations: to die in the city of Varanasi, on the banks of the sacred Ganges, in the faith that dying here assures liberation from the cycle of earthly life
Tetro original motion picture soundtrack by Osvaldo Golijov( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strong women live well( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miriam Nelson offers simple exercises and dietary tips proven to help women age optimally. These strategies can help women lower their risk for osteoporosis, diminish frailty, control body weight, reduce the pain associated with arthritis and boost self-esteem and mental health. The program is aimed at women thrity-five to sixty, but can help anyone make a commitment to a healthier life
The house we live in( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third in a three-part series exploring the history of race perceptions and behaviors towards races in the United States, within the context of recent scientific discoveries which have have toppled the concept of biological race. This segment focuses on how institutions shape and create race, giving different groups vastly unequal life chances. After World War II, whiteness increasingly meant owning a home in the suburbs, aided by discriminatory federal policies. European "ethnics" blended in to reap the advantages of whiteness while African Americans and other nonwhites were locked out. Advances have been made since the Civil Rights Movement but the playing field is still not level
Goodbye baby adoptions from Guatemala( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The number of adoptions from Guatemala to the US has risen dramatically in recent years, and so has the controversy. What is seen as an act of love by adoptive parents is viewed with deep suspicion inside Guatemala. From intimate scenes of birthmothers relinquishing babies to a protest against adoption, "Goodbye Baby" respectfully illuminates the complexity of international adoption from the vantage point of those in a country sending the children. The video presents adoption in a positive light while examining issues such as the effect of money on adoptions; the role of private lawyers; media coverage of adoption; women's rights; how the history of US imperialism in Guatemala affects current attitudes about adoption; and the impact of the "criminalization" of adoption"--Container
Next stop Wonderland music from the Miramax motion picture by Claudio Ragazzi( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long way from home( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cindy. Sarah. Sage. Three smart girls enter ninth grade at top schools. There they confront, for the first time, a world very different from the one they come from. A story of youthful adventure. The tumultuous emotions of coming of age. The anxiety of measuring up to the standards of their new communities. Armed with freshness and honesty, the girls pierce through the preconceived notions of a world, whose attitudes don't seem to encompass a larger sense of experience or history. An intense and intimate journey, Long Way from Home tackesl timely themes: How does a society steeped in traditions, ideas and biases of the past, learn to embrace diversity as a strenght? How do we rethink "belonging" to include differences? -- From container
Zoot Suit Riots( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In June 1943, Los Angeles erupted into the worse race riots in the city to date. For ten straight nights, American sailors armed with make-shift weapons cruised Mexican-American neighborhoods in search of "zoot-suiters:" hip, young teens dressed in baggy pants and long-tailed coats- symbols that blurred cultural lines and pushed the boundaries of race and class. Their posturing and self-assurance made Anglos nervous and soon a violent street battle ensued. When it was over, scores of Latinos and servicemen were in hospital beds. Zoot Suit Riots, an episode from the PBS American Experience collection, is a powerful film that centers on the story of an unsolved murder that occurred during these strange and turbulent days. It explores the influx of new immigrants, the booming war-time economy, the complicated racial tensions, and the changing social and political landscape that led up to the explosion on LA's streets in the summer of '43
The year we thought about love( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the scenes of the nation's longest running LGBTQ youth theater, based in Boston
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Adventures in birdwatching
English (52)

Spanish (1)

Hindi (1)