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Kennedy, Rory

Works: 51 works in 114 publications in 1 language and 8,243 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Documentary films  History  Historical television programs  Biography  Nonfiction films  Nonfiction television programs  Television programs  War television programs  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Producer, Director, fmp, Author, Narrator
Classifications: DS558, 959.7043373
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Most widely held works about Rory Kennedy
Most widely held works by Rory Kennedy
Last days in Vietnam( Visual )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,280 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 1,018 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
Addiction : a 14-part series by Abel Ferrara( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Packed with case studies, this program explores a wide range of addiction issues. Viewers will enter a Dallas ER swamped with drug-related injuries and meet a middle-aged woman who has her heroin-addicted daughter arrested. Other topics include: relapse, brain imaging, opiate addiction, adolescent drug abuse, an alcoholism treatment called topiramate, and the lack of insurance coverage for addiction"--Container
Ghosts of Abu Ghraib( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 760 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 )

4 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 )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 504 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
Girl hood( 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 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wanda Jean Allen of Oklahoma was convicted of killing her lover, Gloria Leathers, and sentenced to death. This video follows Allen's case and the time period prior to Allen's execution, contains interviews with her family and the family of her victim, and shows the hearing in which she was denied clemency
American hollow by Rory Kennedy( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 298 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 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 )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 268 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 227 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
The Fence( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed filmmaker Rory Kennedy examines the aim and effectiveness of the controversial Southern U.S. Border Barrier, a 700-mile fence erected along the more than 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border. Kennedy follows her title subject through private ranches, protected wilderness, bustling border towns and scrub desert, offering a revealing and surprising look at the story behind its construction and its ultimate impact. This 35-minute documentary takes a humorous look at the absurd ideological contradictions and misinformation that have dogged the fence from its inception. Featuring candid interviews with border patrol guards, ranchers, environmentalists and voices from both sides of the immigration controversy, the film uses humor to highlight the sometimes stark contrast between fact and political opinion. Ultimately, The Fence is a far-reaching and moving analysis of the unanticipated financial, human and environmental costs that such a project brings, wherever it stands
Pandemic : facing AIDS by Kofi A Annan( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pandemic: Facing AIDS presents images of the forty-two million women, children, and men around the world who live with the disease that defines this century. It presents the scope of the pandemic, the different cultural and national responses to it, and it puts a human face on the disease of a severity not seen since the Bubonic Plague in the fourteenth century. An overview of the global strategy to address the problem that has killed twenty-five million people worldwide, it includes images of AIDS that have themselves been part of the defining face of the disease. In 2002 alone, over five million people were newly infected, and at the dawn of a new millennium, AIDS threatens political and economic stability globally, hindering development and causing terrible human suffering. But there have been victories, and more are possible. Countries like Uganda have encouraged education and outreach which have markedly dropped the rate of infection and improved life for those already infected. Thailand has sponsored information and care for women and children that has helped stem the tide. Brazil has advocated strongly for affordable pharmaceutical and health treatment for its citizens. With education and resources, the world's AIDS crisis is solvable - if the will to do so is there."--BOOK JACKET
Fambul tok( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 163 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
The fence = (La Barda)( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 94 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 84 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( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coma follows four patients admitted to the JFK Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey, one of the leading institutions in the world for the study and care of traumatic brain injuries. Two were involved in car accidents; one was assaulted, thrown from a bridge; and one fell from a balcony. All have all awoken from a comatose state, which means they can enter a minimally conscious state and either then progress to a more fully conscious state of awareness and functionality, or retreat into a permanent vegetative state. Awakened patients have a one-year window to show improvement--if they don't progress within this period, the vast majority never will. These injuries mystify doctors, frustrate patients, and the quest to help patients improve consumes the lives of families. The bottom line: the majority of people who suffer a traumatic brain injury rarely go back to being the person they were before their accidents, and doctors don't really know why
Makers : women who make America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles of women leaders in politics
Makers : women who make America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow the women of showbiz, from the earliest pioneers to present-day power players as they influence entertainment. Hear from actress-producer-activist Jane Fonda, who at 75 is playing a sharp, sexy and powerful media mogul on the award-winning series 'The Newsroom;' television powerhouse Shonda Rhimes, who created 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Scandal;' screenwriter Linda Woolverton, who re-imagined the traditional Disney princess by making Belle (Beauty and the Beast) a self-possessed, strong-willed young woman; writer-director-actress Lena Dunham, who mines comedy and drama gold by exploring what it's really like to be a young woman today; six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close; director Nancy Meyers; and actress Zoe Saldana
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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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Girl hoodAmerican hollowPandemic : facing AIDSThe Nazi officer's wife