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Independent Television Service

Overview
Works: 995 works in 2,422 publications in 4 languages and 110,267 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Documentary television programs  Biographical films  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  Interviews  Historical television programs  War films 
Roles: prn, Producer, Production personnel, pre
Classifications: GN269, 633.150973
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Independent Television Service
Publications by Independent Television Service
Most widely held works about Independent Television Service
 
Most widely held works by Independent Television Service
Race : the power of an illusion by Carl Rakosi( visu )
36 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 2,020 libraries worldwide
This series challenges one of our most fundamental beliefs: that humans come divided into a few distinct biological groups, telling an eye-opening tale of how what we assume to be normal, commonsense, even scientific, is actually shaped by our history, social institutions and cultural beliefs. Episode one explores how recent scientific discoveries have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode two questions the belief that race has always been with us. It traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas. Episode three focuses on how our institutions shape and create race
King corn by Aaron Woolf( visu )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,903 libraries worldwide
An examination of the modern corn agricultural industry, the filmmakers use a humorous touch to investigate the trends and market forces which are transforming this once-simple food. Through a subsidized system of industrial processing, corn has become something quite different and unexpected, a far-reaching commercial product almost omnipresent in modern life
The invisible war by Kirby Dick( visu )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,448 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
Waltz with Bashir by Ari Folman( visu )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Hebrew and Undetermined and held by 1,408 libraries worldwide
After not being able to recall the time he spent on an Israeli Army mission during the Lebanon War, Ari attempts to unravel the mystery by traveling around the world to interview old friends and comrades. As the pieces of the puzzle begin to come together, his memory begins to return in illustrations that are surreal. Includes featurette, animatics, Q&A with director, and commentary
People like us : social class in America by Louis Alvarez( visu )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,311 libraries worldwide
How do income, family background, education, attitudes, aspirations, and even appearance mark someone as a member of a particular social class? Discusses how social class plays a role in the lives of all Americans, whether they live in Park Avenue penthouses, Appalachian trailer parks, bayou houseboats or suburban gated communities. Travels across the U.S. to present stories of family traditions, class mobility, and different lifestyle choices
Half the sky by Nicholas D Kristof( visu )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,277 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
If a tree falls a story of the Earth Liberation Front ( visu )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,174 libraries worldwide
Profiles the radical environmental organization ELF and Oregon-based member Daniel G. McGowan, who faced possible life imprisonment for his related activities, while addressing various perspectives on environmentalism, activism, and terrorism
The most dangerous man in America Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon papers ( visu )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,173 libraries worldwide
"In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to the New York Times, making headlines around the world. ... one man's profound change of heart created a landmark struggle involving America's newspapers, its president, and the Supreme Court--a political thriller whose events led directly to Watergate, Nixon's resignation, and the end of the Vietnam War."--Container
A class apart by Carlos Sandoval( visu )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,142 libraries worldwide
In the small town of Edna, Texas, in 1951, field hand Pete Hernández killed a tenant farmer after exchanging words in a cantina. From this murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that would change the lives and legal standing of tens of millions of Americans. Tells the story of an underdog band of Mexican American lawyers who took their case all the way to the Supreme Court, where they challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans. Lawyers forged a daring legal strategy, arguing that Mexican Americans were "a class apart" from a legal system that recognized only blacks and whites
Hip-hop beyond beats and rhymes ( visu )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,126 libraries worldwide
A look at the conceptualization of masculinity in hip-hop culture. Includes interviews with prominent rappers, music industry executives, and social critics
The house I live in ( visu )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,080 libraries worldwide
For over 40 years, the War on Drugs has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer, and damaged poor communities. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before. Filmed in more than 20 states, it captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels, the dealer to grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge, revealing profound human rights implications
Brother Outsider : The Life of Bayard Rustin ( visu )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,008 libraries worldwide
A documentary examining the life of Bayard Rustin who, although one of the first "freedom riders," an adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and A. Philip Randolph, and an organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, was forced to play a background role in landmark civil rights events because he was homosexual
Last train home Gui tu lie che by Lixin Fan( visu )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Chinese and English and held by 993 libraries worldwide
Every spring, China's cities are plunged into chaos as 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year's holiday. This mass exodus is the world's largest human migration -- an epic spectacle that reveals a country tragically caught between its rural past and industrial future. Director Lixin Fan draws us into the fractured lives of a single migrant family caught up in this desperate annual migration. Sixteen years ago, the Zhangs abandoned their young children to find work in the city, consoled by the hope that their wages would lift their children into a better life. But in a bitter irony, the Zhangs' hopes for the future are undone by their very absence. Qin, the daughter they left behind, has grown into adolescence crippled by a sense of abandonment. In an act of teenage rebellion, she drops out of school. She too will become a garment factory worker. The decision is a heartbreaking blow for the parents. Last Train Home follows the Zhangs' attempts to change their daughter's course and repair their ruptured family
Between the folds : a film about finding inspiration in unexpected places by Vanessa Gould( visu )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 971 libraries worldwide
Origami may seem an unlikely medium for understanding and explaining the world. But around the globe, several fine artists and theoretical scientists are abandoning more conventional career paths to forge lives as modern-day paper folders. Through origami, these offbeat and provocative minds are reshaping ideas of creativity and revealing the relationship between art and science. This film chronicles 10 of their stories: three of the world's foremost origami artists, less conventional artists, abstract artists, advanced mathematicians and a remarkable scientist who received a MacArthur Genius Award for his computational origami research. While debates ebb and flow on issues of folding technique, symbolism and purpose, this film shows how closely art and science are intertwined. The medium of paper folding--a simple blank, uncut square--emerges as a metaphor for the creative potential of transformation in all of us
Latino Americans ( visu )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 934 libraries worldwide
Latino Americans chronicles the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States. It is a story of people, politics, and culture, intersecting with much that is central to the history of the United States while also going to places where standard U.S. histories do not tend to tread
The Interrupters ( visu )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 925 libraries worldwide
The moving and surprising stories of three Violence Interrupters who, with bravado, humility, and even humor, try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. Shot over the course of a year, this documentary captures a period in Chicago when it became a national symbol for the violence in America's cities
My country, my country by Laura Poitras( visu )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Arabic and held by 915 libraries worldwide
Documentary providing an intimate portrait of Iraqis living under U.S. occupation. The principal focus is Dr. Riyadh (Riyadh al-Adhadh), an Iraqi medical doctor, father of six, and Sunni political candidate who is an outspoken critic of the occupation but passionate about the need to establish democracy in Iraq. As his waiting room is filled daily with patients suffering the physical and mental effects of ever-increasing violence, Dr. Riyadh struggles to understand the tragic contradiction of the U.S. occupation of Iraq and its project to spread democracy through the Middle East
Craft in America ( visu )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 848 libraries worldwide
"Craft in America is an exploration into the hearts and minds of artisans devoted to a diverse array of mediums -- from furniture making and basket weaving to pottery and metalsmithing. Each episode reveals that craft has earned itself a place within the realm of fine art"--Container
Herb and Dorothy by Megumi Sasaki( visu )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 836 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of a postal clerk and a librarian who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means
Production manual by Independent Television Service( Book )
2 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Hebrew (10)
Chinese (5)
Arabic (1)
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