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Shanachie Entertainment Corp

Works: 347 works in 474 publications in 1 language and 14,815 library holdings
Genres: History  Music  Drama  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Medical television programs  Fiction  Film adaptations  Television mini-series 
Roles: Distributor, Producer, Publisher
Classifications: E99.Y23, 791.4575
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Most widely held works by Shanachie Entertainment Corp
Ishi, the last Yahi ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summary: The true story of Ishi, the last of his tribe of Yana Indians and the last Indian untouched by civilization
The Wright stuff ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the story of the Wright brothers and the invention of the airplane
High lonesome the story of bluegrass music ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evolution of the bluegrass style under gospel and country music influences as typified by the career of mandolin artist Bill Monroe
The panic is on the great American depression as seen by the common man ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This multifaceted set communicates both the painful hard times of the Great Depression and the grace and strong will of the common man in confronting it. Period newsreel and documentary film footage convey the feel of the times. Classic musical recordings reflect the popular mood of the day. The booklet includes photographs, letters, and first hand recollections
Masai women ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ethnographic view of Masai culture focusing on the preparation of young Masai girls for marriage. Older Masai women candidly give their opinions about marriage, love, children and their male-dominated society
Out of Ireland the story of Irish emigration to America by Paul Wagner( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the history of the seven million Irish who emigrated to America in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries including the causes of the exodus and the immigrant experience in the United States. Uses photographs, archival footage, manuscript material and interviews with Irish immigrants to describe their experiences and the profound influence they have had on American culture
The way West ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story begins with the opening decades of expansion, key technological advances, and the uprooting of the native people through the Civil War period. It then examines the four-year period immediately following the Civil War to the completion of the transcontinental railroad. The conclusion traces the sequence of events leading to the battle of the Little Big Horn, the oppression of Native American tribes, the rise of the Ghost Dance religion and the massacre at Wounded Knee
The black music of Brazil ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A street tour of Brazil from the ghettos of Rio to Samba schools preparing for Carnival and the African-rooted Bahia region. Includes interview with Gilberto Gil, probing the political impact of his music, and performances and conversations with other Brazilian performers. Finally there's the Capoeira dancers, performers of a unique martial arts dance which originated in Angola. Film surveys many styles of music of the country including Samba, bossa nova and others
Bramwell ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bramwell follows the fortunes of Dr. Eleanor Bramwell in her pursuit of public health and private amours in Victorian-era London. Feisty and unconventional, her sights are set on becoming a leading surgeon, an ambition unheard of for women in Victorian society
Salsa Latin music of New York and Puerto Rico ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Places salsa in the socio-political context of the Puerto-Rican communities in New York City and Puerto Rico. Includes performances, interviews and recording sessions with salsa stars
Bramwell ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Bramwell's search for love and professional fulfillment reaches a climax in this final installment of the series
Bramwell ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Eleanor Bramwell is the public health heroine of 1890s London, and David Calder is her society doctor dad, Dr. Robert Bramwell. Feisty and unconventional, Eleanor's desire to take the medical profession out of the dark ages often draws her into conflict with the medical establishment, her colleagues and friends. In this season, Eleanor continues her volatile love affair with the charismatic Dr. Finn O'Neill, now a widely acclaimed figure in the world of medicine, and faces the challenge of keeping the Thrift operating when her father threatens to withdraw his support and Dr. Marsham is tempted by a better paying job in Scotland
Sukiyaki and chips the Japanese sounds of music ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An interesting mix of Japanese adaptations of foreign music styles with the traditional music of the past. A perfect introduction to the often misunderstood musical culture of Japan
Rhythm of resistance the Black music of South Africa ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Takes the viewer across the boundaries of apartheid to experience the joy and sorrow of Black South African music. Features music that has been ignored, suppressed or ghettoized, some filmed clandestinely. Includes archival stills, interviews with musicians, and performances
Bramwell ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Television series that follows the fortunes of public health heroine Dr. Eleanor Bramwell as she takes on the medical establishment in Victorian-era London. In the second season, Eleanor finds her private practice failing and faces tough choices ahead in her encounters with a case of spousal abuse, pre-teen prostitution, an outbreak of cholera, and a mysterious aunt with a secret to hide. Along the way, she falls in love with her handsome and charismatic new partner at work, Dr. Finn O'Neill
Ongka's big moka ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Papua New Guinea, status is earned by giving things away rather than acquiring them. Explores the Moka, a ceremony in which people give gifts to members of other tribes. The larger the gift, the greater the victory over the recipient. Follows Ongka as he prepares for the giving of his Moka
Number 17 cotton mill Shanghai blues music in China ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shanghai, Beijing, and the Islamic northwest region of Xinjiang, China are surveyed to illustrate the return to ancient and traditional Chinese music and arts in post-Cultural Revolution life. Musicians and factory workers who also play as soloists or in ensembles, are featured
The Kayapo Indians of the Brazilian rain forest ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents the rise in cultural consciousness and political assertiveness of Brazil's Kayapo native people. Examines women's role in resistance to land expropriation, deforestation and mining which threaten their way of life as a forest people
Two faces of Thailand a musical portrait ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Popular music in Thailand, where even the king of Thailand is a jazz musician, juxtapositions folk music with Western pop to produce the Luk Tung music scene. Director Marre, joins Luk Tung star Sumbatcharon on the road as he takes his huge troupe across country to stage sprawling, uniquely Thai extravaganzas that are the common man's entertainment. We are also taken into the cities, into the kick-boxing arenas and the red-light districts where music plays an integral role
That high lonesome sound ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shot in the 1960s, the three films released on this video capture the vanishing landscape of traditional music in America and the source of its power
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