WorldCat Identities

American Documentary Films

Overview
Works: 31 works in 67 publications in 1 language and 2,157 library holdings
Genres: Trials, litigation, etc  Biography  Interviews  History 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: DS371.414, 958.1047
Publication Timeline
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Publications by American Documentary Films Publications by American Documentary Films
Most widely held works about American Documentary Films
 
Most widely held works by American Documentary Films
The oath ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A spectacularly gripping documentary that unfolds like a great political thriller. It's the cross-cut tale of two men whose fateful meeting propelled them on divergent courses with Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo, and the U.S. Supreme Court. The Oath offers a rare window into a hidden realm and the international impact of the U.S. War on Terror
Made in L.A. Hecho en Los Angeles by Almudena Carracedo ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Made in L.A. traces the moving transformation of three Latina garment workers on the fault lines of global economic change who decide they must resist. Through a groundbreaking law suit and consumer boycott, they fight to establish an important legal and moral precedent holding an American retailer liable for the labor conditions under which its products are manufactured. But more than this, Made in LA provides an insider's view into both the struggles of recent immigrants and into the organizing process itself: the enthusiasm, discouragement, hard-won victories and ultimate self-empowerment."--Distributor
The city by Ralph Steiner ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The city was made to be exhibited at the 1939 New York World's Fair. A classic both in the history of short film and in the concern for quality of life in our cities, it deals with four phases of town building: the New England town, the unplanned industrial community, the crowded metropolis and the designed suburban community
The betrayal Nerakhoon ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The epic story of a family forced to emigrate from war-torn Laos after the chaos of the secret air war waged by the U.S. during the Vietnam War, to the mean streets of New York City. Kuras has spent the last 23 years chronicling the family's extraordinary journey in this deeply personal, poetic, and emotional film
Seeing, searching, being [3 films on William Segal] ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Segal -- a philosopher, publisher, writer and painter -- searched relentlessly and compassionately for meaning in the chaotic and distracted time we call the 20th century. Segal helped bring Eastern and Western traditions together, always stressing what connected humanity rather than what differentiated it. In the last decade of his life, Segal befriended the documentary film maker Ken Burns, and the two men collaborated on an interior trilogy
The story of sprawl ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This series of historic films, ranging from 1939 until 1965, gives a unique look at the forces that created urban sprawl. Each film has an optional commentary track. An introduction gives an overview of the films
The city ; Power and the land ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The city" was made to be exhibited at the 1939 New York World's Fair. A classic both in the history of short film and in the concern for quality of life in our cities, it deals with four phases of town building: the New England town, the unplanned industrial community, the crowded metropolis and the designed suburban community
Made in L.A. = Hecho en Los Angeles ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants, Lupe Hernandez, María Pineda, Maura Colorado, working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from a mega-trendy clothing retailer
Black panthers Le Panthers Noir ; Huey! ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Huey!: Original uncut international documentary directed by French filmmaker Agnes Varda of the "Free Huey" rally held at the Oakland Auditorium on February 17th 1968
Girl model ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows Ashley, a model scout who travels the Siberian countryside looking for young models to work in Japan, and one of her discoveries, Nadya. They talk about their perceptions of the modeling industry
Black panthers Huey Newton, Black Panthers newsreel ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two films showing actual footage of Black Panther Party activities during the trial of Huey Newton
The threat of American neo-fascism : a prudential inquiry by Carl Marzani ( Book )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Homegoings ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Through the eyes of funeral director Isaiah Owens, the beauty and grace of African-American funerals are brought to life. Filmed at Owens Funeral Home in Harlem and the rural South, [the film] takes an up-close look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community, where funeral rites draw on a rich palette of tradition, history, and celebration. It reveals the special status of undertakers in the community; borne out of their permanence, their economic stability, and the necessities of the segregation period. Combining cinéma vérité with intimate interviews and archival photographs, the film paints a portrait of the dearly departed, their grieving families and a man who sends loved ones 'home'"--Container
As long as the rivers run ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the struggle of the American Indians of the Northwest to maintain their fishing rights and way of life. Points out that this struggle is part of a larger movement for Indian self-determination in California and the Northwest, including the formation of fishing cooperatives to gain economic independence
American suburbia Urban paradise ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Witness the harsh realities of life in New York in the 1930's and how overcrowding and lack of housing drove people out of the cities to a vibrant lifestyle in the suburbs. Post-depression Americans decided they wanted a better life with the benefits of modernization. These six historic films provide insight into mid-century views of "modernization," shedding light on why city fathers sacrificed heritage structures to make way for more practical buildings and car parks in the 1950s
The betrayal ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The epic story of a family forced to emigrate from war-torn Laos after the chaos of the secret air war waged by the U.S. during the Vietnam War, to the mean streets of New York City. Kuras has spent the last 23 years chronicling the family's extraordinary journey in this deeply personal, poetic, and emotional film
Seeing, searching, being ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Segal -- a philosopher, publisher, writer and painter -- searched relentlessly and compassionately for meaning in the chaotic and distracted time we call the 20th century. Segal helped bring Eastern and Western traditions together, always stressing what connected humanity rather than what differentiated it. In the last decade of his life, Segal befriended the documentary film maker Ken Burns, and the two men collaborated on an interior trilogy
As long as the rivers run ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the struggle of the American Indians of the Northwest to maintain their fishing rights and way of life. Points out that this struggle is part of a larger movement for Indian self-determination in California and the Northwest, including the formation of fishing cooperatives to gain economic independence
Huey! ; Black Panther news reel ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents the "Free Huey Newton" rally held in California. Includes the following speakers: James Foreman, Eldridge Cleaver, Bob Avakian, Ron Dellums, Bobby Seale, H. Rap Brown, and Stokely Carmichael; interview with Huey Newton from the Alameda County Jail; the short film: Black Panther news reel, an official Panther newsreel featuring an interview with Newton, Eldridge cleaver, and the Black Panther 10-point program presented by Bobby Seale
You don't have to buy war, Mrs. Smith ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a filmed address by Bess Myerson Grant before the World Mother's Day Assembly of Another Mother For Peace in San Francisco in 1970 on the topic of war profits, national security, U.S. Overseas involvement, safety of chemical and biological weapons stored in the U.S., and the need for consumers to demand ecologically sound, non-war products of American industries
 
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