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Black American Gothic: Planting Urban Roots in Iowa
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directed by Carla Wilson, fl. 2013; produced by Carla Wilson, fl. 2013 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2013), 29 mins
Independent filmmaker Carla Wilson documents the exodus of black people from the inner-city, tracking folks from Chicago as they migrate west to small-town Iowa City, where they struggle to establish roots. Echoing the early 20th-century Great Migration of blacks from southern states to the Northeast and Midwest,...
directed by Carla Wilson, fl. 2013; produced by Carla Wilson, fl. 2013 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2013), 29 mins
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Bloody Island
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directed by Thomas Gibson and Thomas Gibson, fl. 1992; produced by Thomas Gibson and Thomas Gibson, fl. 1992 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 42 mins
In the early part of the century, thousands of African Americans migrated from the rural South in search of a better life in the northern industrial cities. This black migration was an important event in U.S. history. It fueled the factories of the North, but hurt an already weakened southern economy. In East St....
directed by Thomas Gibson and Thomas Gibson, fl. 1992; produced by Thomas Gibson and Thomas Gibson, fl. 1992 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 42 mins
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Borderline Medicine
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directed by Roger Weisberg; produced by Roger Weisberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 1 hour 1 mins
With the U.S. struggling to control soaring health care costs and 37 million Americans not covered by health insurance, the Canadian system of national health insurance looks attractive. This documentary takes a close look at how health care is delivered on both sides of the border. The film begins by comparing pr...
directed by Roger Weisberg; produced by Roger Weisberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 1 hour 1 mins
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Facing Forward: A Charter School for At-risk Youth
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directed by Laura Paglin, fl. 2004 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 1 hour 7 mins
In Cleveland, where only one in twenty African American males graduates from high school, a new charter middle school, E Prep, is one of a wave of organizations championing the 'old school' values of hard work, discipline, and respect for authority. This award-winning film asks the question, can a school with high...
directed by Laura Paglin, fl. 2004 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 1 hour 7 mins
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The Golden Cage: A Story of California's Farmworkers
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produced by Susan Ferriss (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 31 mins
The plight of migrant farmworkers has not changed much since the Depression. Only their nationality is different. The Golden Cage chronicles the experiences of Mexican farmworkers in California, and their isolation in a land of plenty. They toil under the blazing sun for little more than the minimum wage (and some...
produced by Susan Ferriss (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 31 mins
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Lady Warriors
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written by John Goheen, fl. 1980-2017; directed by John Goheen, fl. 1980-2017; produced by John Goheen, fl. 1980-2017 and David Turnley, 1955-, Corbis Documentaries (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 1 hour 31 mins
In addition to their stories are brief glimpses of Hopi and Navajo life. Sequences include scenes shot on the Hopi reservation as well as a Navajo puberty ceremony. This award winning film is about the will to succeed, about the importance of age-old traditions and the struggles of minority girls to grow up in tod...
written by John Goheen, fl. 1980-2017; directed by John Goheen, fl. 1980-2017; produced by John Goheen, fl. 1980-2017 and David Turnley, 1955-, Corbis Documentaries (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 1 hour 31 mins
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Lavender Lake: Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal
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directed by Alison Prete; produced by Rough on Rats Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 54 mins
South Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal, opened in 1866, was once hailed as one of the shortest and most important waterways in the world. It was also known as one of the world's dirtiest. Its putrid, perfumed airs were highly recommended for head colds. After one hundred thirty years of raw sewage, toxic sludge, dumped co...
directed by Alison Prete; produced by Rough on Rats Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 54 mins
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Navajo Warriors: The Great Secret
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written by Michel Viotte; directed by Michel Viotte; produced by Allysson Luchack, fl. 2003 and Emmanuel Priou, fl. 2003, France 2, Ideacom International and Bonne Pioche (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 50 mins
The famous Navajo Code Talkers, memorialized by Hollywood in the feature film "Windtalkers," were an integral part of the armed forces during World War II. Navajo veterans who fought in the Pacific in World War II, used their unwritten Native American tongue as an unbreakable code language, essential in the Americ...
written by Michel Viotte; directed by Michel Viotte; produced by Allysson Luchack, fl. 2003 and Emmanuel Priou, fl. 2003, France 2, Ideacom International and Bonne Pioche (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 50 mins
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One Summer in New Paltz: A Cautionary Tale
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directed by Nancy Nicol, fl. 1979; produced by Nancy Nicol, fl. 1979 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 54 mins
In February 2004 President Bush called for an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to enshrine a heterosexual definition of marriage. This ignited a wave of civil disobedience in the form of same-sex marriages across the USA. The film focuses on the small village of New Paltz, N.Y. where the 26-year-...
directed by Nancy Nicol, fl. 1979; produced by Nancy Nicol, fl. 1979 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 54 mins
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Simple Courage: An Historical Portrait In the Age of AIDS
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produced by Stephanie J. Castillo, fl. 1992 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 1 hour 5 mins
Simple Courage documents the treatment of leprosy victims in Hawaii in the 19th and early 20th century. More than 8,000 sufferers, mostly native, were banished to an isolated peninsula and practically abandoned. One man, however, in a simple act of courage, took it upon himself to bring comfort to these hopeless...
produced by Stephanie J. Castillo, fl. 1992 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 1 hour 5 mins
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