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Untangling the Mind: The Legacy of Dr. Heinz Lehmann
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produced by Catherine Mullins, Green Lion Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 1 hour 5 mins
This riveting documentary shows the transformation that has occurred in psychiatric care through the pioneering work of Dr. Heinz Lehmann. When Dr. Lehmann fled Nazi Germany to Montreal in 1937, he devoted the next sixty years to finding new and more humane treatments for the mentally ill. One of his dramatic achi...
produced by Catherine Mullins, Green Lion Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 1 hour 5 mins
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When the Bough Breaks-- Children of Women in Prison
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written by Jill Evans Petzall and Deeds Rogers; directed by Deeds Rogers (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 4 mins
What happens to children when their mothers are incarcerated? In prisons throughout the United States, 80% of all female inmates are incarcerated for non-violent offenses, and 80% are mothers of vulnerable children. This sensitive documentary is an up -close look at children coping with their mother's incarceratio...
written by Jill Evans Petzall and Deeds Rogers; directed by Deeds Rogers (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 4 mins
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When the Bough Breaks: Identifying Behavioral Problems Early
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produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 1 hour 12 mins
Current theory holds that if a child does not properly attach itself to a caregiver in the first three years, the implications for later life are profound. This can show up in the form of attachment disorders, overly aggressive behavior, serious learning problems, and delinquency. The film crew followed three ch...
produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 1 hour 12 mins
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Why Can’t We Be A Family Again?
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directed by Roger Weisberg and Murray Nossel; produced by Roger Weisberg and Murray Nossel (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 28 mins
Shot over a three year period, this emotionally wrenching story reveals the bond that develops between two brothers who long to be reunited with their mother. Despite the neglect and disappointment they suffer, these extraordinary boys never give up hope that they will some day live with their mother and be a fami...
directed by Roger Weisberg and Murray Nossel; produced by Roger Weisberg and Murray Nossel (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 28 mins
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After a Suicide
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written by Diane Conn; produced by Diane Conn (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 22 mins
When the filmmaker's mother committed suicide two weeks before her eighteenth birthday, she felt tremendous guilt and shame about the suicide. It was years before she could say out loud "My mother killed herself." She lived her life as if nothing had happened. But when she tried to commit suicide herself, she real...
written by Diane Conn; produced by Diane Conn (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 22 mins
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Aging in Soviet Georgia: A Toast to Sweet Old Age
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produced by Richard Breyer, fl. 2006-2014 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1988), 1 hour 5 mins
An in-depth look at the culture and experience of normal aging in the area of the world often called an "epicenter of longevity." The Georgian elderly enjoy a high status and productive involvement in their communities and families. They are valued for the experience and wisdom. This documentary is followed by a d...
produced by Richard Breyer, fl. 2006-2014 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1988), 1 hour 5 mins
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Aging Out
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written by Roger Weisberg and Vanessa Roth; directed by Roger Weisberg and Vanessa Roth; produced by Vanessa Roth and Roger Weisberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 1 hour 31 mins
Navigating the transition from adolescence to adulthood is challenging for even the most mature and privileged youth. For three young people in New York and Los Angeles, making the transition to independent living is considerably more difficult as they "age out" of the foster care system. They suddenly discover th...
written by Roger Weisberg and Vanessa Roth; directed by Roger Weisberg and Vanessa Roth; produced by Vanessa Roth and Roger Weisberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 1 hour 31 mins
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Autism: A Strange, Silent World
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written by Dave Heather; produced by Poseidon Production (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 1 hour 5 mins
This sensitive film takes a comprehensive view of autism by focusing on three children of different ages, with very different behavior patterns. It also introduces us to a remarkable group of parents, teachers and therapists who strive to maximize the potential of these children. Debbie, a beautiful four-year-old,...
written by Dave Heather; produced by Poseidon Production (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 1 hour 5 mins
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The Ball
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written by Jessica Leski; directed by Jessica Leski; produced by Laura Waters, Yael Bergman and Jessica Leski (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 53 mins
This charming film takes us into the world of students with special needs as they prepare for their school's debutante ball. Most highschoolers take their prom for granted but these young people have the challenge of overcoming disability in order to make a glamorous presentation that night. The pupils at the Ash...
written by Jessica Leski; directed by Jessica Leski; produced by Laura Waters, Yael Bergman and Jessica Leski (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 53 mins
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Behind the Curtain
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produced by Sally Wells (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 27 mins
This information-packed program explores the possible origins of autism and the therapies developed for treatment. It introduces us to a broad spectrum of professionals - child development experts, psychotherapists, teachers, and researchers - who have differing views on this mysterious disorder. The basic puzzle...
produced by Sally Wells (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 27 mins
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