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After Silence
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directed by Lois Shelton, fl. 2003; produced by Lois Shelton, fl. 2003 (Oley, PA: Bullfrog Films, 2003), 30 mins
This film poses the question 'What does it mean to be an American in a time of uncertainty and fear?' The subject area is the fragile nature of civil rights, and it explores the Japanese-American internment through the lens of 9/11. As a child, Dr. Frank Kitamoto and his family lived on Bainbridge Island, WA, wher...
directed by Lois Shelton, fl. 2003; produced by Lois Shelton, fl. 2003 (Oley, PA: Bullfrog Films, 2003), 30 mins
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American Cameraman
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directed by Steven Ivcich, fl. 1982 (Chicago, IL: Check The Gate Pictures, 2008), 54 mins
American Cameraman recounts the history of motion picture news, starting with the hand-cranked camera and ending with the dawn of video. From the silent newsreels through the first two decades of television, news cameramen were the prime movers of the news business. This film is the story of Bill Birch, who create...
directed by Steven Ivcich, fl. 1982 (Chicago, IL: Check The Gate Pictures, 2008), 54 mins
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American Experience, Scottsboro: An American Tragedy
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directed by Barak Goodman, fl. 1996 and Daniel Anker, 1964-2014; produced by Barak Goodman, fl. 1996 and Daniel Anker, 1964-2014, WGBH Educational Foundation and Social Media Productions, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2001), 1 hour 23 mins
In March 1931, two white women stepped off a box car in Paint Rock, Alabama, with a shocking accusation of gang rape, by nine black teenagers on the train. So began the Scottsboro case, one of the 20th century's fieriest legal battles. The youths' trial generated the sharpest regional conflict since the Civil War,...
directed by Barak Goodman, fl. 1996 and Daniel Anker, 1964-2014; produced by Barak Goodman, fl. 1996 and Daniel Anker, 1964-2014, WGBH Educational Foundation and Social Media Productions, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2001), 1 hour 23 mins
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American Experience, Civilian Conservation Corps
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produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2010), 53 mins
Interweaving rich archival imagery with the personal accounts of Civilian Conservation Corps veterans, this film tells the story of one of the boldest and most popular New Deal experiments, positioning it as a pivotal moment in the emergence of modern environmentalism and federal unemployment relief.
produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2010), 53 mins
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Arguing the World
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directed by Joseph Dorman; produced by Joseph Dorman (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2011), 1 hour 50 mins
ARGUING THE WORLD is the portrait of Irving Kristol, Irving Howe, Daniel Bell, and Nathan Glazer. It is the story of a lifelong political argument among brilliant and engaging individuals who came of age as radicals at the City College of New York during the Great Depression and then journeyed across the political...
directed by Joseph Dorman; produced by Joseph Dorman (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2011), 1 hour 50 mins
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The Call to Glory: Chennault and The Flying Tigers
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directed by Joy Fahnley and William Loeffler; produced by William Loeffler and Joy Fahnley (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 1 hour 5 mins
The Call to Glory is the first documentary to tell the complete story of the American Volunteer Group, nicknamed the Flying Tigers. Under the leadership of Claire Lee Chennault, the A.V.G. was meant to bolster Chinese resistance to Japanese aggression, to keep the United States from having to fight a two-front war...
directed by Joy Fahnley and William Loeffler; produced by William Loeffler and Joy Fahnley (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 1 hour 5 mins
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Color of Honor: The Japanese American soldier in WWII
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directed by Loni Ding, 1931-2010; produced by Loni Ding, 1931-2010 (San Francisco, CA: Center for Asian American Media, 1987), 1 hour 29 mins
A vivid, collective portrayal of Japanese Americans during World War II. Three distinct stories are told: the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the most decorated military unit in U.S. history; M.I.S. (Military Intelligence Service), linguists who decoded Japanese military plans; and the thousands of draft resisters a...
directed by Loni Ding, 1931-2010; produced by Loni Ding, 1931-2010 (San Francisco, CA: Center for Asian American Media, 1987), 1 hour 29 mins
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The Democratic Promise: Saul Alinsky and His Legacy
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directed by Bruce Orenstein, fl. 1999 and Bob Hercules; produced by Bob Hercules and Bruce Orenstein, fl. 1999 (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1999), 56 mins
This exceptional and compelling documentary, narrated by Alec Baldwin, examines the life and legacy of legendary community organizer Saul Alinsky. From the late 1930s until his death in 1972, Alinsky led the movement to empower disenfranchised communities through collective action. Today, hundreds of community org...
directed by Bruce Orenstein, fl. 1999 and Bob Hercules; produced by Bob Hercules and Bruce Orenstein, fl. 1999 (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1999), 56 mins
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A Deterrent Weapon
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directed by Jakob Gottschau, fl. 2002; produced by Jakob Gottschau, fl. 2002 (Copenhagen, Capital Region (Denmark): DR Sales, 2008), 39 mins
When the USA exploded two nuclear bombs over Japan in 1945, it was perhaps the largest demonstration of power in the history of civilization. But there was more to follow, for the devastating explosions over Hiroshima and Nagasaki were just the starting point of a desperate arms race between the USA and the Soviet...
directed by Jakob Gottschau, fl. 2002; produced by Jakob Gottschau, fl. 2002 (Copenhagen, Capital Region (Denmark): DR Sales, 2008), 39 mins
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Eyewitness: Day Of Infamy
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produced by Gerry Malir, fl. 2005 (Pottstown, PA: MVD Entertainment Group, 2005), 1 hour 16 mins
On December 7 1941 the Japanese bombed the U.S. naval base of Pearl Harbor, situated on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. Over sixty years after the event, eyewitnesses and experts have come together to commemorate this occasion and to provide eyewitness accounts of the bombing and the events following on from this dev...
produced by Gerry Malir, fl. 2005 (Pottstown, PA: MVD Entertainment Group, 2005), 1 hour 16 mins
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