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Donkey Without a Tail
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written by Sergio Bloch; directed by Sergio Bloch; produced by Sergio Bloch (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 30 mins
Trash collecting may sound dismal, but in this film, shot in Rio de Janeiro, the people featured are undaunted, and proud of their survival skills. They make their living picking through trash in search of recyclable material and are popularly known as donkeys without a tail. This occupation traces its roots to th...
written by Sergio Bloch; directed by Sergio Bloch; produced by Sergio Bloch (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 30 mins
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The Double Dutch Divas!
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directed by Nicole Franklin; produced by Epiphany Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 41 mins
Women with names like Smooth, Heart, Sassy, and Lady Di are the core of the Double Dutch Divas, a team that has mastered the art of jumping and dancing double Dutch during their twenty years together. They are a real life example of sisterhood at its best. Giving show stopping performances in the US and abroad, th...
directed by Nicole Franklin; produced by Epiphany Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 41 mins
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Drug Mules
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produced by Oz Films (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 1 hour 5 mins
There are many women languish in jail for carrying drugs into the United States. While some of these women voluntarily trafficked in drugs, others were inadvertent carriers. Drug Mules exposes the plight of this latter group: poor, uneducated women who are victimized by both the drug dealers and the criminal justi...
produced by Oz Films (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 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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Earth is Our Mother, 1, Two Indian Tribes in South America
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written by Peter Elsass, 1955-; directed by Peter Elsass, 1955-, in Earth is Our Mother, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1988), 53 mins
Anthropologist and psychologist Peter Elsass studied two Indian tribes in Colombia and Venezuela over a 16-year period. In his film, The Earth is Our Mother (Part I), we see their different ways of dealing with encroaching white civilization. The Motilon Indians in the lowland of Venezuela gave up their traditiona...
written by Peter Elsass, 1955-; directed by Peter Elsass, 1955-, in Earth is Our Mother, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1988), 53 mins
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Egypt: The Fear and the Faith
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produced by Journeyman Pictures (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 41 mins
The Fear and the Faith exposes persecution of Christians in Egypt as Moslem fundamentalism continues to grow. Never before has this important story been filmed. The conflict between Christians and Moslems is the most sensitive issue in Egypt. Both the Church and the Egyptian government have created a wall of silen...
produced by Journeyman Pictures (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 41 mins
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The End of the Line, Orphan Trains
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produced by Wendy Hearn, Heritage Account, Inc. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 47 mins

This fascinating film tells the little-known story of homeless youths from eastern cities who were resettled on farms in the Midwest.

Charles Loring Brace, founder of the Children's Aid Society, conceived the idea of sending abandoned children for foster care to farm families in the Midwest, as an alternative to i...

produced by Wendy Hearn, Heritage Account, Inc. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 47 mins
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Energy Alternative, 1, Changing the Way the World Works
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directed by Michael Steele, fl. 1996 and Thelma Rumsey, fl. 1984; presented by William Woollard, 1939-; produced by William Woollard, 1939- and Ted Brocklebank, 1942-, Grampian Television and INcA, in Energy Alternative, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 1 hour 1 mins
Changing the Way the World Works concentrates on the "end-use philosophy." Instead of asking how much energy the world will demand, it asks how can less energy be used to give consumers the things they want - lighting, central heating, air conditioning, automobiles, etc. Member of a series: The Energy Alternative...
directed by Michael Steele, fl. 1996 and Thelma Rumsey, fl. 1984; presented by William Woollard, 1939-; produced by William Woollard, 1939- and Ted Brocklebank, 1942-, Grampian Television and INcA, in Energy Alternative, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 1 hour 1 mins
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Environment At Issue
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directed by Jeffrey Tuchman; produced by Jeffrey Tuchman (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 23 mins
As we reach the end of the century, Americans are facing some potentially devastating environmental problems. Foremost among them are acid rain, the depletion of the ozone layer, global warming and smog. While there is broad public support for addressing these issues, there is disagreement - both among experts and...
directed by Jeffrey Tuchman; produced by Jeffrey Tuchman (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 23 mins
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Ethnic Cleansing: The Media and World Opinion
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produced by NHK International Inc. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 55 mins
This riveting documentary follows step by step the persuasive media offensive waged by a powerful public relations firm for their client in the Balkan War in 1992. It shows how the key phrase "ethnic cleansing" was used in a media campaign by the firm Ruder Finn. There, James W. Harff orchestrated the campaign tha...
produced by NHK International Inc. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 55 mins
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