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Independent Television Service

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Works: 1,122 works in 2,475 publications in 4 languages and 112,255 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: HD9049.C8, 633.150973
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Most widely held works by Independent Television Service
King corn by Aaron Woolf( visu )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,856 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
Race : the power of an illusion by Llewellyn Smith( visu )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,763 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
The Invisible War by Kirby Dick( visu )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,463 libraries worldwide
"Casualties of war rage beyond the battlefield. As ranks of women in the American military swell, so do incidents of rape. An estimated 30 percent of servicewomen and at least 1 percent of servicemen are sexually assaulted during their enlistment, not by the enemy, but at the hands of fellow soldiers. With stark clarity and escalating revelations, The Invisible War exposes a rape epidemic in the armed forces, investigating the institutions that perpetuate it as well as its profound personal and social consequences."--Distributor's website (http://www.rocoeducational.com/film.php?filmID=INW)
Waltz with Bashir by Ari Folman( visu )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Hebrew and held by 1,418 libraries worldwide
An animated motion picture based on events in the director's own life, involving his attempts to both remember and verify his wartime experiences. 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. At the end of the animated film is a very short segment of the film that shows live footage of war casualties
Half the sky by Nicholas D Kristof( visu )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,312 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 most dangerous man in America : Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon papers ( visu )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,174 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. [The film tells how] one man's profound change of heart created a landmark struggle involving America's newspapers, president and Supreme Court -- a political thriller whose events led directly to Watergate, Nixon's resignation and the end of the Vietnam War."--Www.newday.com
The Weather Underground by Sam Green( visu )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,154 libraries worldwide
Documentary on the Weather Underground, including many interviews with surviving members
Hip-Hop : Beyond Beats and Rhymes ( visu )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,107 libraries worldwide
A look at the conceptualization of masculinity in hip-hop culture. Pays tribute to hip-hop while challenging the rap music industry to take responsibility for too often perpetuating destructive, deeply conservative styles of manhood that glamorize sexism, violence, and homophobia. 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 1,107 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
If a tree falls : a story of the Earth Liberation Front ( visu )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,092 libraries worldwide
The remarkable story of the rise and fall of the Earth Liberation Front, a radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat, ' told through the transformation and radicalization of one of its members, Daniel McGowan. Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Marshall Curry weaves a chronicle of McGowan facing life in prison with a dramatic investigation of the events that led to his involvement with the ELF
Last train home = Gui tu lie che by Lixin Fan( visu )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Chinese and English and held by 999 libraries worldwide
Every spring, China's cities are plunged into chaos as an astonishing 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year's holiday. This mass exodus is the largest human migration on the planet, an epic spectacle that reveals a country tragically caught between its rural past and industrial future. Working over several years in classic verite, Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Lixin Fan travels with one couple who have embarked on this annual trek for almost two decades
Brother Outsider : The Life of Bayard Rustin ( visu )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 983 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
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 968 libraries worldwide
"[C]hronicles the stories of ten fine artists and intrepid theoretical scientists who have abandoned careers and scoffed at hard-earned graduate degrees -- all to forge unconventional lives as modern-day paperfolders."--Container
Latino Americans ( visu )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 943 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
My Country, My Country by Laura Poitras( visu )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Arabic and held by 934 libraries worldwide
Documentary providing an intimate portrait of Iraqis living under U.S. occupation. The principal focus is Dr. Riyadh, 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
The Interrupters ( visu )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 928 libraries worldwide
The Interrupters tells stories of three violence interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. The film's main subjects work for an innovative organization, CeaseFire. Founded by an epidemiologist who believes that the spread of violence mimics the spread of infectious diseases, and so the treatment should be similar: go after the most infected, and stop the infection at its source. One of the cornerstones of the organization is the violence interrupters program. The Interrupters--who have credibility on the streets because of their own personal histories--intervene in conflicts before they explode into violence
A class apart ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 893 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
Operation homecoming : writing the wartime experience by Richard Robbins( visu )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 840 libraries worldwide
This documentary explores the searing firsthand accounts of American troops through their own words--fiction, verse, letters, essays, and personal journals. Combining interviews and dramatic readings, the film transforms this remarkable collection of writing into a deep examination of life on the front lines, while providing depth and context through conversations with great American writers from previous wars. The stories recounted are sad, funny, violent, and uplifting. These writings are brought to life through readings, music, and artwork, and evoke the universal emotions of war with a haunting poignancy
Craft in America ( visu )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 835 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 )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 832 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. Beginning in the early 1960s, the two devoted all of Herb's salary to purchase art they liked. Within their limitations, they ended up collecting art of those who went on to become world-renowned artists. The film provides a chronicle of the world of contemporary art from two unlikely collectors, whose shared passion and discipline defies stereotypes and redefines what it means to be a patron of the arts
 
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