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Angels Don't Have Headlights
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presented by Edward Mason; produced by Edward Mason (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 43 mins
Psychiatrist Dr. Edward Mason, produced this sensitive film on bereavement. It shows four children aged three to eleven, who lost a family member through death. Skillfully interviewed by a pediatrician or a psychologist, the children reveal their fantasies, their fears and their grief. Angels Don't Have Headlights...
presented by Edward Mason; produced by Edward Mason (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 43 mins
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Angelus Plaza
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written by Miriam Kim; directed by Miriam Kim (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 28 mins
The three vibrant people profiled in this film will challenge anyone's preconceptions of old age. They all live independently in Angelus Plaza, a retirement home in downtown Los Angeles. They display a sense of humor, vitality, and interest in life despite the usual physical complaints of old age. Billie, an Afric...
written by Miriam Kim; directed by Miriam Kim (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 28 mins
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Back Wards to Back Streets
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directed by Roger Weisberg; produced by Roger Weisberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1987), 1 hour 5 mins
When the Supreme Court decreed that mental patients able to live safely in freedom could not be kept in institutions against their will, it was hailed as a humane step forward. They were to return to their communities and receive supportive care. But that support never came through. The patients ended up in back s...
directed by Roger Weisberg; produced by Roger Weisberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1987), 1 hour 5 mins
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Before They Fall off the Cliff
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written by Art Holliday; directed by Art Holliday (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 1 hour
This is a story of a family where paranoid schizophrenia took its heavy toll, but also gave it the courage to forgive and to enlighten others about mental illness. In 1994, Matthew McBride, the youngest son of a suburban St., Louis family was fighting a difficult battle with paranoid schizophrenia. Imaginary voice...
written by Art Holliday; directed by Art Holliday (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 1 hour
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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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The Chinese Hospice
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produced by Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 54 mins
In Bejing stands the only hospital in China to specialize in allowing people approaching the end of their lives to die with dignity. It was established ten years ago by Dr. Li Wei, who had been a barefoot doctor in the countryside during the Cultural Revolution. He saw much hardship during those years and vowed to...
produced by Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 54 mins
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Communicating With The
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directed by Naomi Feil; produced by Edward Feil Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 19 mins
The two vignettes depicted in this video show typical examples of troublesome behavior in very old people who are disoriented. The first, Marge, the Blamer, shows an 85-year-old woman accusing her beautician of deliberately ruining her hair. By using the validation method, the beautician does not argue. Instead, s...
directed by Naomi Feil; produced by Edward Feil Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 19 mins
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Death on the Silk Road
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directed by Richard Hering and Stuart Tanner (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 5 mins
This extraordinary undercover report from China exposes the suffering of thousands of Chinese whose lives have been destroyed by nuclear testing. It presents exclusive evidence from inside China of spiraling levels of cancer and birth deformities among the population of Xinjiang province - part of the Great Silk R...
directed by Richard Hering and Stuart Tanner (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 5 mins
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A Deathly Silence
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produced by Sandra Harvey, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 5 mins
This powerful film examines the intellectual attraction of suicide to a vulnerable teen and the catastrophic impact on his family. Campbell Bolton came from a high achieving, middle class family and had no background of drug abuse, violence or psychiatric illness. He was funny, charismatic and extremely intelligen...
produced by Sandra Harvey, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 5 mins
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Dying
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directed by Michael Roemer, 1928- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 1 hour 22 mins
Dying is a personal, profound and poignant memoir of three people and how they faced their deaths. When it was first broadcast twenty years ago it was universally acclaimed. Unavailable for several years, Filmakers Library is proud to re-release this classic cinema verité documentary. The film focuses on three pe...
directed by Michael Roemer, 1928- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 1 hour 22 mins
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