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Ragazzi, Claudio

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

8 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,323 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 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the bough breaks: "African American infant mortality rates remain twice as high as for white Americans. African American mothers with college degrees or higher face the same risk of having low birth-weight babies as white women who haven't finished high school. How might the chronic stress of racism over the life course become embedded in our bodies and increase risks?"--Container insert
Latino Americans( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 945 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 )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Danish Solution is about how the Jews in Denmark, helped by a massive citizen-driven action, escaped the Holocaust. This documentary presents an in-depth look at this remarkable episode in twentieth century Europe, highlighting unique characters and exploring why this rescue happened in Denmark and only there
Holding Ground : The Rebirth of Dudley Street( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 462 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 392 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 seconds 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
Tetro : original motion picture soundtrack by Osvaldo Golijov( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zoot Suit Riots( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racial tensions between the Anglo and Mexican American communities in Los Angeles, California erupted into violence after the conviction of Henry "Hank" Leyvas and seventeen other Mexican American youths for the murder of José Díaz in what was perceived as an unfair trial in 1943. Lorena Encinas, a witness to the murder, kept the real killer's identity a secret until the end of her life. Prominent members of the Los Angeles community worked to fund an appeal for the defendants, even as battles between unruly US Naval personnel and Mexican Americans rocked L.A.'s barrios. Surviving family members of the seventeen convicts, riot witnesses and members of the Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee tell the story of the riots, which is highlighted by photographs of the riots, the trial and their participants
Next stop Wonderland( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 177 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
The year we thought about love( Visual )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Year We Thought About Love goes behind the scenes of the oldest queer youth theater in America. In a twist on the common image of LGBTQ youth as victims, the film reveals the troupe members as artists and activists, celebrating the fullness of their lives in both thoughtful and hilarious ways. Our camera crew slips into rehearsal rooms, kitchens, classrooms, and subways capturing the wit, candor, and attitude of these young people. Together they explore love - romantic, familial, and religious - as they write scripts based on their lives. While the play takes shape, other challenges come hurtling at the cast. We learn more about the lives of several troupe members, highlighting both the unique and universal struggles of LGBTQ adolescence. A transgender teenager is kicked out of her house; a devout Christian wrestles with his church's homophobia; and a girl dares to wear boys' clothing at school even as she models dresses on the runway on weekends. When the Boston Marathon bombs explode outside their building, the troupe becomes even more determined to share their stories of love to help heal their city
To catch a dollar : Muhammad Yunus banks on America( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 162 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
Ganges : river to heaven( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Hindi and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extraordinary documentary explores with unparalleled intimacy 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.In Varanasi (also called Kashi), the power of Ganga, the Hindu mother-goddess of the Ganges River, is strongest. Each dawn she calls her children to the ghats, the steps leading down to the water's edge. The young and strong purify themselves in the river's polluted waters. The old and the infirm, too weak for rituals, wait for death. In time, Ganga carries their souls, released from the bondage of reincarnation, to heaven. Their bodies, as ash afloat her crests or flesh submerged in her depths, return to the river.Shot in a hospice for the dying and on the ghats of Varanasi, the film follows four families' struggles to grant a loved one's final wish: to go to heaven. In their common quest the families become a fraction of the hordes of Hindus drawn to the city's holy promise of freedom from reincarnation. As the clans prepare for death, the citizens of Varanasi manage life -- praying for health, dumping industrial waste, begging for pocket change, bathing their children, selling to tourists, monitoring fecal chloroform levels, cremating their mothers -- along the banks of the Ganges. The four families' preparations go virtually unnoticed along the river, where death is a daily part of life."Ganges: River to Heaven" investigates the inextricable bond between the sacred river and its people with remarkable sensitivity and depth. From the ghat workers gathering wood for the next cremation, to the chemists gathering water samples for contamination-testing, each perspective sheds new light on India's evolving society and its unchanging veneration of the Ganges. The film also examines many viewpoints on the death process: the families who bring their beloved dying to Kashi Labh Mukti Bhavan, a hospice for the dying; the proprietors of the hospice and their understanding of the service they provide; and the workers and proprietors of the cremation grounds where the bodies are brought for final rites.Keenly observed and filled with unforgettable imagery of ceremonies, rituals, and daily life and death, "Ganges: River to Heaven" sheds a profoundly revealing light on the sacred river, polluted from years of overuse, and wonders if the natural force strong enough to sculpt the peaks of the Himalayas and the beliefs of a nation will survive the adoration of generations to come. This illuminating film will engage and challenge students and generate thought and discussion in a wide variety of courses in Asian and Indian studies, cultural anthropology, religion, death and dying, and environmental studies. It was produced by award-winning filmmaker Gayle Ferraro (see also "Anonymously Yours" and "Sixteen Decisions")
Adventures in birdwatching( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 155 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 )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 148 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

Typhoid Mary, the most dangerous woman in America by Judith Walzer Leavitt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1906 in America it was first discovered that humans could transmit typhoid fever. This is a dramatization of the outbreak and a profile of Irish cook Mary Mallon, known as 'Typhoid Mary'. Quarantined against her will, the story reveals the newfound power of health officials to protect the masses, often at the expense of personal liberties
Strong women live well( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 68 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
Goodbye Baby: Adoptions from Guatemala( Visual )

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

Are rich foreigners buying babies or are poor children being offered the chance for a better life? As the number of adoptions from Guatemala to the U.S. continues to rise dramatically, so does the controversy. What adoptive parents see as an act of love, others view with deep suspicion. Goodbye Baby examines the ramifications that money, private lawyers, media coverage and women's rights have on the adoption process. Informed by the filmmaker's own experiences - she's the mother of two children adopted from Guatemala, where she's lived on and off during the past 25 years - Goodbye Baby provides an insightful look into the dramatic and sometimes difficult world of intercountry adoption
Next stop Wonderland : music from the Miramax motion picture by Claudio Ragazzi( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Long Way From Home by Elizabeth Baguley( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 48 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
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