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Kennedy, Rory

Overview
Works: 46 works in 107 publications in 1 language and 7,258 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Documentary television programs  History  Historical television programs  Biography  Nonfiction films  Nonfiction television programs  War television programs  Trials, litigation, etc  Case studies 
Roles: Producer, Director, fmp, Author, Narrator
Classifications: E178, 973
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Most widely held works about Rory Kennedy
 
Most widely held works by Rory Kennedy
Last days in Vietnam( Visual )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"April 1975. During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon, the South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. The United States had only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. With the lives of thousands of South Vietnamese hanging in the balance, those in control faced an impossible choice -- who would go and who would be left behind to face brutality, imprisonment or even death. At the risk of their careers and possible court-martials, a handful of individuals took matters into their own hands. Engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations, they waged a desperate effort to evacuate as many South Vietnamese as possible"--Container
10 days that unexpectedly changed America( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Massacre at Mystic: The first time the English settlers engaged in the slaughter of Native Americans after years of relatively peaceful coexistence. Shays' Rebellion: A violent protest against dept collection and taxation motivated George Washington to come out of retirement to help strengthen the fragile new nation which led to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Gold rush: The discovery of gold spurred tremendous financial and physical growth throughout the West. Antietam: On September 17, 1862, there were 23,000 casualties on both sides of this Civil War battle, making this the bloodiest day in American History. The Union victory enabled President Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, making foreign support of the Confederacy all but impossible. The homestead strike: Harsh working conditions at Carnegie's Homestead steel mill led to a union strike. Murder at the fair: Set against the backdrop of the 1901 World's Fair, the assassination of President William McKinley ushered in a new Progressive Era under the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. Scopes: The courtroom battle between William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow over the teaching of evolution in a small Tennessee town underscored a deep schism within the American psyche. Einstein's letter: Albert Einstein's letter to FDR urged the development of an unthinkably powerful new weapon. When America was rocked: Elvis Presley's appearance on The Ed Sullivan show on September 9, 1956, signified a whole new culture that involved teenage independence, sexuality, race relations and a new form of music. Freedom summer: In 1864, three Civil Rights workers were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi
Ghosts of Abu Ghraib by Rory Kennedy( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with perpetrators, witnesses, and victims examining the abuses that occurred in the fall of 2003 at the notorious Iraqi prison. Probes the psychology of how typical American men and women came to commit these atrocious acts
Bobby Fischer against the world( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the '70s, Chess was a Cold War sport. Since the end of WWII, the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. had been locked in mortal combat for supremacy of just about everything, and Bobby Fischer was America's hope. Chess prodigies aren't that rare, but Bobby Fischer made chess sexy, an almost impossible task. He captured the world's imagination, and he proved that the U.S. could produce a champion in a game where the winners always seemed to be Russians. Chess would seem to make a terrible spectator sport, but somehow this man ratcheted all of it up to new heights. Chess fans will find it short on details on what made his game unique, but most will find this a great portrait of a man who was so brilliant that it made him intensely unhappy. He couldn't handle his own genius, and in the end, that was what destroyed him. He wasn't a man against the world, but rather a man against himself. That was the one opponent he could never best
Pandemic : facing AIDS( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique look at the global AIDS epidemic, melding intimate personal stories with a global perspective to reveal the heartaches and triumphs of people coping with this devastating disease
Bande de filles = Girlhood by Céline Sciamma( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shanae was ten years old when she was gang-raped by five boys. She responded by turning to drink and drugs, and then at age 12, graduated to murder. Abandoned by her mother, a heroin addict turned prostitute, Megan ran away from ten different foster homes before being arrested for assault. Both girls ended up in the Waxter Juvenile Facility, home to Maryland's most violent offenders." -- Container
The execution of Wanda Jean( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2001, Wanda Jean Allen was given a lethal injection by the state of Oklahoma, making her the first black woman to be executed in America in fifty years. Chronicles the methodical way the criminal justice system proceeds to execute Wanda Jean, a convicted murderess with a low IQ bordering on retardation. While pleas for clemency are exhausted, she faces her inevitable death
American hollow by Rory Kennedy( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethel( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethel celebrates the remarkable life of Ethel Kennedy, the wife of Robert F. Kennedy, through a treasure trove of revealing and little-known anecdotes from those who know her best: her family. This personal portrait contains Ethel's first extended interview in more than 20 years. An official selection at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, the documentary highlights the remarkable life of the Kennedy matriarch, and the decades-long love story between Ethel, now 84, and her late husband
¡Yo soy Boricua, pa'que tu lo sepas! I'm Boricua, just so you know!( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosie Perez explores the complex history between Puerto Rico and the United States. It begins with the vibrant celebration of the Puerto Rican Day Parade and lingers with Perez's deeply personal perspective. The themes of family, language, and racism are put into historical perspective as the film uncovers the side of Puerto Rico absent from U.S. history books
Shouting fire : stories from the edge of free speech( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary look at the evolution of the concept of free speech throughout the United States' history, and a specific examination of the balancing act between protecting civil liberties and national security in a post-9/11 world. Despite the First Amendment, is all speech equally free? As a living document, the U.S. Constitution is subject to changing interpretations; court cases that have alternatively broadened and narrowed the amendment's protections. But its greatest challenge may be the government that seized on the 9/11 tragedy as unprecedented license to surveil, intimidate, arrest, and detain citizens. The eternal question is: Do Americans ever benefit by limiting the scope of the First Amendment? Noted attorney Martin Garbus serves as tour guide, with examples drawn from recent controversies in education, and protest movements past and present
Pandemic : facing AIDS by Kofi A Annan( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fambul tok( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores a culture that believes true justice lies in redemption and healing for individuals, and that forgiveness is the surest path to restoring dignity and building strong communities. Victims and perpetrators of Sierra Leone's brutal civil war come together for the first time in tradition-based truth-telling and forgiveness ceremonies. By reviving their ancient practice of fambul tok (family talk) Sierra Leoneans are building sustainable peace at the grassroots level
10 days that unexpectedly changed America( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second in a three--part series in which acclaimed documentary filmmakers present ten pivotal moments in American history and their often unforeseen repercussions. This segment of three documentary films records events at the beginning of the 20th century. The Homestead Strike on July 6, 1892 was the result of harsh working conditions at Carnegie's Homestead steel mill, a battle between management and the labor union. The assassination of President William McKinley at the 1901 World's Fair on Sept. 6, 1901, ushered in a new Progressive Era under Theodore Roosevelt. In July 1925, the trial of John Scopes ("the Monkey Trial") was a courtroom battle between William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow over the teaching of evolution in a small Tennessee town, and underscored a deep schism within the American psyche: religion versus science, church versus state, elitism versus populism
The fence (La Barda) by C. Brad Robison( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2006, the U.S. government built the Southern U.S. Border Barrier, a fence that stretches only 700 miles of the 2000 plus miles comprising the U.S.-Mexican border to help contain the illegal immigration issue, at a cost of three years and three billion dollars. Kennedy investigates the impact of the fence and some of its unforeseen consequences. Through candid interviews with border guards, ranchers, environmentalists, she asked the question: Was it worth it?
The Nazi officer's wife( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One Jewish woman's true story of surviving the Holocaust by marrying a Nazi officer. This documentary provides a unique perspective in its story of defiance and strength
Coma by Xiaodi Wang( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the mysteries of the injured brain and its ability to heal. The special goes inside a top U.S. medical facility for the treatment of head trauma and follows four coma survivors over the course of a year. Includes film not originally featured
Women of substance by Nikhil J Alva( Visual )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A glimpse into the lives of women substance abusers and their young children. Includes options in treatment and recovery
Thank you, Mr. President Helen Thomas at the White House( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... profiles the iconic journalist, a legend in political reporting, who has covered every president since John F. Kennedy ... Supplemented by clips of Thomas in action, plus archival photos and footage ..."--Container
Juvies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is a world trapped between childhood and prison, a machine of punishment that seems, at times, to abandon all pretense of rehabilitation. It is a world that few who have not experienced it can imagine. Get an inside look at Maryland's Cheltenham Youth Facility. What emerges is a moving portrait of the Juvenile Justice System as told through the eyes of four troubled youths
 
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Alternative Names
Rory Kennedy americká filmařka

Rory Kennedy Amerikaans filmregisseuse

Rory Kennedy attrice, regista e produttrice cinematografica statunitense

Rory Kennedy US-amerikanische Dokumentarfilm-Regisseurin und -Produzentin

Рори Кеннеди

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روري كنيدي

روری کندی تهیه‌کننده، نویسنده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

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