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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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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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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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That Old Gang of Mine
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produced by Carlos de Jesus (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 56 mins
This is a multi-layered portrait of growing up in New York City's El Barrio in the late 1940's and '50's, set against that neighborhood as it exists today. It includes archival footage and interviews with four generation of New Yorkers of Puerto Rican heritage. The filmmaker, Carlos de Jesus, remembers the values...
produced by Carlos de Jesus (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 56 mins
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7l West Broadway, Ground Zero, N.Y.
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directed by Beverly Peterson; produced by Beverly Peterson (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 20 mins
Like thousands of New Yorkers who live downtown, the filmmaker Beverly Peterson witnessed close-up the horrific events of 9/11. Her first instinct was to grab her video camera in order to bear witness to the tragedy unfolding. Filming became a way of surviving the following months as she documented what was happen...
directed by Beverly Peterson; produced by Beverly Peterson (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 20 mins
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Somba Ke: The Money Place
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directed by David Henningson; produced by David Henningson (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 55 mins
In the 1940s, the uranium for the Manhattan Project was secretly supplied from a mine in the Canadian Arctic. At the time, no one knew what the effects of uranium in any of its forms would be on human life. Mined by indigenous people, there was little attention given to the fact that many in the community later si...
directed by David Henningson; produced by David Henningson (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 55 mins
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Adam Clayton Powell
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directed by Richard Kilberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 1 hour 5 mins
This is a compelling portrait of the legendary African American leader, Adam Clayton Powell as well as a fascinating look at the beginning of modern black politics in this country. Handsome, brilliant and controversial, he was the pastor of America's largest Protestant congregation; an early champion in the Civil...
directed by Richard Kilberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 1 hour 5 mins
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