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Docurama (Firm)

Works: 472 works in 801 publications in 3 languages and 126,674 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Case studies  Interviews  Environmental films  Biographical films  Concert films  Filmed performances  Social problem films 
Roles: fds, prn, Publisher, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: TN881.A1, 622.182850973
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Publications about Docurama (Firm)
Publications by Docurama (Firm)
Most widely held works by Docurama (Firm)
Gasland : Can you light your water on fire? by Josh Fox( visu )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,844 libraries worldwide
In 2009, Delaware River Basin native Josh Fox was presented with an interesting proposal: lease his family lands to a natural gas company for a new method of drilling called hydraulic fracturing, and get a check for $100,000. He wouldn't have to do anything but sit back and collect the money. Curious about the process, Fox embarks on an exploration of other areas where natural gas drilling was already in progress, to observe firsthand any potential downsides. In Dimock, Pennsylvania, a town surrounded by fracking activity, he hears stories of wells exploding, black water, flammable drinking water, headaches, pains, long-term sickness. Fox goes on to tour 25 states, cataloging an endless string of frustrated and sick Americans whose land has become toxic and explaining the legislation pushed through by former vice president Dick Cheney, exempting energy companies from key environmental acts--exemptions that make fracking invisible to any regulation or monitoring. Fox becomes an advocate for the cause of the people whose complaints are ignored by the natural gas corporations and the American government. The film documents the pitfalls and perils--borne of avarice of the most bloodless, ruthless kind--of the largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in American history, with the potential to poison millions
King corn by Aaron Woolf( visu )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,548 libraries worldwide
King Corn: Fueled by curiosity and a dash of naiveté, college buddies Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis return to their ancestral home of Greene, Iowa, to find out how the modest corn kernel conquered America. With the help of real farmers, powerful fertilizer, government aid, and genetically modified seeds, the friends manage to grow one acre of corn. Along the way, they unlock the hidden truths about America's modern food system.--From publisher description
Rivers and tides : Andy Goldsworthy working with time by Andy Goldsworthy( visu )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,478 libraries worldwide
Follows Andy Goldsworthy's bohemian free spirit all over the world as he demonstrates and opens up about his creative process. From his long-winding rock walls and icicle sculptures to his interlocking leaf chains and multi-colored pools of flowers. Goldsworthy's painstakingly intricate masterpieces are made entirely of materials found in Mother Nature - who threatens and often succeeds in destroying his art, sometime before it is even finished
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill by WIL( visu )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,316 libraries worldwide
The 'homeless' Mark Bittner discovers a flock of wild parrots while living on the eastern slope of Telegraph Hill, San Francisco. Bittner recounts how he became fascinated by the birds and patiently developed friendships with them that would last more than six years
The Invisible War by Kirby Dick( visu )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,313 libraries worldwide
A groundbreaking investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. Follows the stories of several idealistic young servicewomen who were raped and then betrayed by their own officers when they courageously came forward to report
Half the sky by Nicholas D Kristof( visu )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,307 libraries worldwide
Actress/advocates and New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof meet individuals who are doing work to empower women and girls everywhere. These are stories of challenge, transformation and hope
Dont look back by D. A Pennebaker( visu )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,261 libraries worldwide
Documentary filmed during Bob Dylan's 1965 English concert tour. Includes portions of performances
Maya Lin : A Strong Clear Vision ( visu )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,206 libraries worldwide
"This Academy Award winner reveals the contentious origins of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and tells the inspiring story of its creator, a 21-year-old Yale architecture student. Beating out some of the most prestigious architecture films from around the world, Lin's plan was selected from over 1,000 different designs, a giant victory for such a young and unknown artist. But little did Maya Lin know that her battle was just beginning. In Washington to defend her design, Lin came up against a mighty opposition, challenging indignant veterans and a hostile Congress to ultimately prevail with her emotional 'Wall.' And what began as one of the country's most bitterly disputed public monuments became one of the world's inspirational and frequently visited memorials. In this riveting and dramatic portrait, renowned filmmaker Freida Lee Mock combines interviews and archival footage to chronicle Lin's story -- from its origins, dominated by her David vs. Goliath battle over the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, to a career designing other memorials, always with an innate talent, and resolute courage." -- Back of container
Autism : the musical ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,191 libraries worldwide
Profiles five children with autism, their parents, and acting coach Elaine Hill as they take on the enterprise of a full-length stage production
A crude awakening : the oil crash by Basil Gelpke( visu )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,167 libraries worldwide
A documentary film that "debunk[s] the conventional wisdom that oil production will continue to climb, and instead stare[s] bleakly at a planet facing economic meltdown and conflict over its most valuable resource"--Container
The Weather Underground by Sam Green( visu )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,159 libraries worldwide
In the early '70s, the radically enraged, bomb-planting fringe group call Weathermen had the distinction of being as alienated from the anti-war counterculture as the counterculture movement was from the rest of America. The group planned to blow up an empty building, but on March 6, 1970, an explosive accidentally went off in the New York Greenwich Village area, killing three of its own members and turning the rest of its members into outlaws on the run
Sound and fury by Josh Aronson( visu )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,153 libraries worldwide
Examines the issues that arise in an extended family consisting of several deaf members when the opportunity arises for two of the children to receive a surgical implant that would enable them to hear. Explores the little-known world of deaf culture
Lost boys of Sudan by Megan Mylan( visu )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Dinka and held by 1,088 libraries worldwide
Follows two teenage Sudanese refugees in the United States. The boys grapple with stark cultural differences as they come to understand both the abundance and the alienation of American life
Hell and back again by Danfung Dennis( visu )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,088 libraries worldwide
From his embed with US Marines Echo Company in Afghanistan, photojournalist and filmmaker Danfung Dennis reveals the devastating impact a Taliban machine-gun bullet has on the life of 25-year-old Sergeant Nathan Harris. The film seamlessly transitions from stunning war reportage to an intimate portrait of one man's personal struggle at home in North Carolina, where Harris confronts the physical and emotional difficulties of re-adjusting to civilian life with the love and support of his wife
Hot coffee ( visu )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,083 libraries worldwide
Analyzes and discusses so called "frivolous law suits" and the impact of tort reform on the United States judicial system. Discusses several cases and relates each to tort reform in the U.S
Chasing Ice ( visu )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,072 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the efforts of nature photographer James Balog to document the receding of the Solheim glacier in Iceland, a consequence of climate change and global warming, in which strategically placed cameras would take one picture every hour for three years
The devil came on horseback by Guthrie CSD( visu )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,047 libraries worldwide
This powerful and original film exposes the tragedy taking place in Darfur as seen through the eyes of an American witness, former U.S. Marine Captain Brian Steidle, who has since returned to the U.S. to take action to stop it
The Atomic Cafe ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 999 libraries worldwide
"A compilation of archival film clips beginning with the first atomic bomb detonation in the New Mexico desert. The footage, much of it produced as government propaganda, follows the story of the bomb through the two atomic attacks on Japan that ended World War II to the bomb's central role in the cold war. Shown along with the famous 'duck and cover' Civil Defense films are lesser-known clips, many of which possess a bizarre black humor when seen today" The footage is accompanied by contemporary music about the nuclear age
Murder on a Sunday morning by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade( visu )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 993 libraries worldwide
On May 7, 2000, a horrific armed robbery and murder took place in Jacksonville, Florida. The victim was Mary Ann Stephens, a white tourist who was shot in the face in front of her husband James by a young black man. The pressure on the local police department to solve the crime was immediate and overwhelming. Several hours later, 15-year-old Brenton Butler, who is African American, was arrested and charged with the murder. The tumult of events that led to Brenton Butler's trial, the trial itself, and its aftermath are captured in "Murder on a Sunday morning", a unique documentary portrait of a contemporary murder trial in America. At the center of "Murder on a Sunday morning" is public defender Patrick McGuinness, a chain-smoking 50-year-old defense attorney who routinely represents those accused of homicide. At first it seemed even to McGuinness that the case against Brenton Butler was open and shut. The husband of the murdered woman positively identified Brenton as the "shooter", and Brenton signed a full confession while in police custody. Just his initial interview with Brenton convinced McGuinness that he had to do everything in his power to fight the charges in court. In no time the state's case unraveled as McGuinness and his associate, Ann Finnel, investigated the forensic evidence, Brenton's alibi, and the conduct of the police officers handling the case
Farmingville ( visu )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 963 libraries worldwide
In the late 1990's, some 1,500 Mexican workers moved to the middle-class town of Farmingville. In some ways a familiar American story - an influx of illegal immigrants to do work the local won't; rising tensions with the Anglo populations; charges and counter-charges of lawlessness and racism; protest marches, unity rallies and internet campaigns. Then came the vicious hate crimes that tore the community apart. But this story does not take place in California or Texas, this takes place in Farmingville, New York on Long Island
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