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30 Minutes, Mister Plummer
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directed by Anne Claire Poirier, 1932-; produced by Jacques Bobet, 1919-1996, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 1963), 27 mins
This short documentary profiles Canadian actor Christopher Plummer of the Shakespearean Theater, best known as The Sound of Music’s Captain von Trapp. In his dressing room, Plummer dons his make-up and prepares to enter stage as Cyrano de Bergerac (from the play written by Edmond Rostand).
directed by Anne Claire Poirier, 1932-; produced by Jacques Bobet, 1919-1996, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 1963), 27 mins
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African Game, Episode 5, In Touch With Nature
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directed by Pierre Van Heerden, fl. 1986; produced by Phillip Hattingh, fl. 1977, International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation and International Fund for Animal Welfare, in African Game, Episode 5 (Artarmon, New South Wales: Naked Flame Productions, 2000), 24 mins
This documentary, by director Pierre Van Heerden, discusses how tourism and monetary issues plague African animal reserves.
directed by Pierre Van Heerden, fl. 1986; produced by Phillip Hattingh, fl. 1977, International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation and International Fund for Animal Welfare, in African Game, Episode 5 (Artarmon, New South Wales: Naked Flame Productions, 2000), 24 mins
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Agent Orange: Time Bomb
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directed by Ho Thuy Tiên, fl. 1981 and Laurent Lindebrings, 1970-; produced by Jean Luc Thirion, fl. 2013, Collectif Orchidées and Orange DiHoxyn (Paris, Ile-de-France: Doriane Films, 2013), 57 mins

After 40 years of uninterrupted war, Vietnam eventually came out of it, on April 30, 1975. Yet the US army left a poison which is invisible today: dioxin. This powerful chemical weapon, produced by the multinational company Monsanto and better known as "Agent Orange", took possession of Vietnam's earth, water, and...

directed by Ho Thuy Tiên, fl. 1981 and Laurent Lindebrings, 1970-; produced by Jean Luc Thirion, fl. 2013, Collectif Orchidées and Orange DiHoxyn (Paris, Ile-de-France: Doriane Films, 2013), 57 mins
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American Experience, Silicon Valley
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directed by Randall MacLowry, 1963-; produced by Randall MacLowry, 1963- and Tracy Heather Strain, fl. 1991, Film Posse, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2013), 1 hour 23 mins
SILICON VALLEY tells the story of the pioneering scientists who transformed rural Santa Clara County into the hub of technological ingenuity we now know as Silicon Valley. The film spotlights the creativity of the young men who founded Fairchild Semiconductor and in particular the brilliant, charismatic young phys...
directed by Randall MacLowry, 1963-; produced by Randall MacLowry, 1963- and Tracy Heather Strain, fl. 1991, Film Posse, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2013), 1 hour 23 mins
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American Experience, The Rise and Fall of Penn Station
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directed by Randall MacLowry, 1963-; produced by Randall MacLowry, 1963- and Michael Rossi, fl. 2005, Film Posse, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2014), 54 mins
New York's Pennsylvania Station opened to the public in 1910. The station was a massive civil engineering project, covering nearly eight acres and requiring the construction of 16 miles of underground tunnels. No one could imagine that this architectural marvel built for the ages would be torn down a few decades l...
directed by Randall MacLowry, 1963-; produced by Randall MacLowry, 1963- and Michael Rossi, fl. 2005, Film Posse, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2014), 54 mins
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American Experience, Season 29, Episode 3, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring
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presented by David McCullough, 1933-; produced by Neil Goodwin, fl. 1974, WGBH Boston and Peace River Films, in American Experience, Season 29, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2007), 55 mins
When Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was published in 1962, the book became a phenomenon. A passionate and eloquent warning about the long-term dangers of pesticides, the book unleashed an extraordinary national debate and was greeted by vigorous attacks from the chemical industry. But it would also inspire Presid...
presented by David McCullough, 1933-; produced by Neil Goodwin, fl. 1974, WGBH Boston and Peace River Films, in American Experience, Season 29, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2007), 55 mins
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Anonymously Yours
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directed by Gayle Ferraro, fl. 2000; produced by Gayle Ferraro, fl. 2000, Aerial Productions (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 2003), 58 mins
Every few years a new documentary comes along whose impact is so powerful, so illuminating, and so memorable that it is deemed an instant classic and an essential classroom teaching tool. "Anonymously Yours" is such a film. This extraordinary documentary on sex-trafficking in Southeast Asia interweaves four young...
directed by Gayle Ferraro, fl. 2000; produced by Gayle Ferraro, fl. 2000, Aerial Productions (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 2003), 58 mins
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At the Edge of Conquest: The Journey of Chief Wai-Wai
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written by Geoffrey O'Connor; produced by Geoffrey O'Connor, Realis Pictures, Inc (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 29 mins
At the Edge of Conquest looks at the situation of the Waiapi Indians, a small, isolated tribe that came in contact with the outside world in the late 1970's. Today they are threatened by invading gold miners, by the Brazilian government's recent proposal to reduce their land by 10%, and the state government's plan...
written by Geoffrey O'Connor; produced by Geoffrey O'Connor, Realis Pictures, Inc (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 29 mins
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Atomic Africa: Clean Energy's Dirty Secrets
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directed by Marcel Kolvenbach, fl. 2006 (Java Films, 2013), 52 mins
Africa's development is being held back by its poor infrastructure and undersize power plants. Countries like Uganda can only produce only a quarter of the energy needed, leading to daily power cuts with disastrous impact on the economy. It's a golden opportunity for companies like French nuclear giant, Areva, who...
directed by Marcel Kolvenbach, fl. 2006 (Java Films, 2013), 52 mins
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Backbone of the World
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directed by George Burdeau, fl. 1980-1998; produced by Pamela Roberts, Rattlesnake Productions (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1998), 57 mins
Set amid the majestic splendor of the northern Rockies, this innovative and inspiring documentary interweaves two compelling parallel stories: film director George Burdeau's journey home to live and work on the Blackfeet Reservation, and his tribe's determined struggle to protect its sacred lands and forge a new i...
directed by George Burdeau, fl. 1980-1998; produced by Pamela Roberts, Rattlesnake Productions (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1998), 57 mins
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