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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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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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Subway City
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produced by Nick Lord (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 50 mins
Three and a half million travellers use the New York subway system every day. Briefcase wielding city workers share their morning rides with peddlers, street musicians, the down and out, pickpockets and drug addicts. This film explores the underground world in all its diversity, from the frenetic rush hour traffi...
produced by Nick Lord (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 50 mins
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Two Square Miles
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directed by Barbara Ettinger; produced by Barbara Ettinger and Sven Huseby (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 55 mins
When a proposed multinational coal-fired cement plant threatens to change the character and possibly generate environmental waste to the small city of Hudson, N.Y., its citizens are galvanized into action. Hudson is like many small cities and towns across America; its industries have declined, it needs to adapt, b...
directed by Barbara Ettinger; produced by Barbara Ettinger and Sven Huseby (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 55 mins
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Westbeth Home of the Arts
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produced by George Cominskie, Per Henriksen and Jesper Bundgaard, Out of Sync (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 30 mins
The first and largest federally funded artists’ colony in the United States, Westbeth became home to a generation of artists grateful for cheap rent and a place to live and work. Since 1970 the west Greenwich Village site has provided a home to artists who range from emerging to well-established and represent a...
produced by George Cominskie, Per Henriksen and Jesper Bundgaard, Out of Sync (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 30 mins
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Women In War: Voices From The Front Lines, 2, Women in War: Part 2
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produced by Diana Meehan, Pat Mitchell and Mary Muldoon, in Women In War: Voices From The Front Lines, 2 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 48 mins
Part II is dedicated to the women of the Americas. It begins in El Salvador, a country where torture and terrorism are part of every family's history. Salvadorean women are assuming leadership positions in the popular front movements for a more just society. In Boston, New York, Washington and Los Angeles, we meet...
produced by Diana Meehan, Pat Mitchell and Mary Muldoon, in Women In War: Voices From The Front Lines, 2 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 48 mins
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Celebration
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directed by Karen L. Kramer, fl. 1978; produced by Karen L. Kramer, fl. 1978 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 36 mins
This joyous, upbeat film explodes with the color, music, and pride of Carnival in America's largest Caribbean community. Modeled after the one held "back home" in the islands, this has become an annual event in New York, bringing together Caribbean immigrants from virtually every island in the West Indies. It is f...
directed by Karen L. Kramer, fl. 1978; produced by Karen L. Kramer, fl. 1978 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 36 mins
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George Washington Bridge: Crossing the Hudson
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directed by Mark Daniels and Kaye Wise Whitehead; produced by Kaye Wise Whitehead (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 50 mins
The George Washington Bridge spanning the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey is often called the most beautiful bridge in the world. Such a bridge had been envisioned ever since the Brooklyn Bridge was built in the 1890's but the execution of such a large span had to wait for more than a quarter of a cen...
directed by Mark Daniels and Kaye Wise Whitehead; produced by Kaye Wise Whitehead (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 50 mins
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Mechanic to Millionaire: The Peter Cooper Story
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directed by Janet P. Gardner, fl. 2013; produced by Janet P. Gardner, fl. 2013 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 57 mins
This well-researched film celebrates the life and legacy of Peter Cooper, the remarkable 19th century inventor, industrialist and philanthropist. Cooper had a rare combination of mechanical skills and entrepreneurship. Beginning work in a glue factory, Cooper developed the household uses of gelatin (Jello) and fas...
directed by Janet P. Gardner, fl. 2013; produced by Janet P. Gardner, fl. 2013 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 57 mins
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Mothers' Way, Daughters' Choice
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directed by Kyoko Gasha, 1963- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 1 hour 25 mins
“I love my mother, but I just don’t want to be like her.” Why would successful women from the world’s second largest economic power choose to start their lives over in New York City? The documentary Mother's Way , Daughters’ Choice explores how several Japanese women struggled to reconcile their traditio...
directed by Kyoko Gasha, 1963- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 1 hour 25 mins
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