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Docurama (Firm)

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Works: 453 works in 1,002 publications in 2 languages and 126,554 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Environmental films  Case studies  Interviews  Biography  Biographical films  History  Musical films  Social problem films 
Roles: fds, prn, Publisher, Distributor, Producer
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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 in 2010 in English and held by 1,827 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 )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,563 libraries worldwide
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
The Invisible War by Kirby Dick( visu )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,357 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 )
10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,349 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
The Atomic Cafe by Kevin Rafferty( visu )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,285 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"--Amazon.com. The footage is accompanied by contemporary music about the nuclear age
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill ( visu )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,282 libraries worldwide
Follow the ups and downs of a flock of wild urban parrots within the green niches of San Francisco. Along the way meet unforgettable characters like Picasso and Sophie, the inseparable parrot lovers, and Connor, the lovable outcast of the flock
Maya Lin : a strong clear vision ( visu )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,220 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 )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,202 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
The Weather Underground by Sam Green( visu )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,169 libraries worldwide
Thirty years ago, a group of young American radicals announced their intention to overthrow the U.S. government, attempting to incite a national revolution, while successfully evading one of the largest FBI manhunts in history
Sound and fury by Josh Aronson( visu )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,162 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
Chasing ice by Jeff Orlowski( visu )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,135 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
A crude awakening : the oil crash by Basil Gelpke( visu )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,133 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
Hell and back again by Danfung Dennis( visu )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,125 libraries worldwide
Follows U.S. Marines Sergeant Nathan Harris from combat behind enemy lines in southern Afghanistan to his return home to a difficult adjustment to civilian life after being wounded
Hot coffee ( visu )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,094 libraries worldwide
Analyzes and discuses 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.: Liebeck v. McDonald's Restaurants (public relations campaign to instigate tort reform); Colin Gourley's malpractice lawsuit and caps on damages; the prosecution of Mississippi Justice Oliver Diaz and judicial elections; Jamie Leigh Jones v. Halliburton Co. and mandatory arbitration. Exposes how corporations spent millions on a propaganda campaign to distort Americans' view of lawsuits, forever changing the civil justice system. From the infamous case of the woman who sued McDonalds over spilled coffee to the saga of the Mississippi Supreme Court Justice deemed 'not corporate enough' by business interests, this program tears apart the conventional wisdom about 'frivolous lawsuits.'
Lost boys of Sudan by Megan Mylan( visu )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Dinka and held by 1,080 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
The devil came on horseback by Annie Sundberg( visu )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,025 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
Murder on a Sunday morning by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade( visu )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 987 libraries worldwide
Delves into the murder of Mary Ann Stevens in Jacksonville, Florida, and the subsequent trial of 15-year-old African American Brenton Butler, whose confession may have been coerced
Girl rising by Richard E Robbins( visu )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 966 libraries worldwide
Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls' education, created this chronicle of nine girls in the developing world, allowing viewers the opportunity to witness how education can break the cycle of poverty
Dirt! : the movie ( visu )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 951 libraries worldwide
Through live action and animation, examines the history and current state of the living organic matter that feeds and shelters humanity, and helps regulate the Earth's climate
 
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