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Ragazzi, Claudio

Works: 54 works in 87 publications in 2 languages and 6,166 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Environmental films  Biography  Drama  Case studies  Social problem films 
Roles: Composer, Performer, Instrumentalist, Author, Musician, Arranger
Classifications: GN269, 613
Publication Timeline
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 1,316 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?( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A seven-part documentary series arguing that "health and longevity are correlated with socioeconomic status; people of color face an additional health burden, and our health and well-being are tied to policies that promote economic and social justice. Each of the half-hour program segments, set in different racial/ethnic communities, provides a deeper exploration of the ways in which social conditions affect population health and how some communities are extending their lives be improving them"--DVD container insert
Latino Americans : the 500-year legacy that shaped a nation( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 825 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 693 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 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 393 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( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 176 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( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 169 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 158 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 )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 133 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 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ganges river to heaven( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 88 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
Strong women live well( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 80 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 thirty-five to sixty, but can help anyone make a commitment to a healthier life
Tetro original motion picture soundtrack by Osvaldo Golijov( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goodbye baby adoptions from Guatemala( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 54 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 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long way from home( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 51 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( )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 42 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
The house we live in( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 30 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
The blue diner la fonda azul( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Elena mysteriously loses her ability to speak her first language, Spanish, her mother believes that Elena is trying to reject her past. As her language disappears, her boyfriend's paintings begin to appear at the Boston museum where Elena's mother works
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