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The Foolish Wise Ones
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produced by British Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 30 mins
A century ago a French psychologist discovered that some mentally handicapped people possessed exceptional talents and called them idiot savants. In this film, three such people are portrayed, giving a fascinating glimpse into the hidden potential of the human mind. Twenty-three-year-old Noel Patterson is autistic...
produced by British Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 30 mins
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The Forbidden Plant: Hemp
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produced by Danish Radio (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 1 hour 5 mins
For thousands of years hemp has been known and used globally. The fibers have been made into clothes, paper and rope. The seeds have been used for food and oil. The buds and resin have been used as both a medicine and a drug by the names of hash, marijuana, and cannabis. Since 1937, a war has been waged against th...
produced by Danish Radio (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 1 hour 5 mins
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The Forgotten Man: Private Bradley Manning and the Wikileaks Controversy
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produced by Wayne Harley (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 43 mins
WikiLeaks boss Julian Assange's ongoing expose of US foreign policy would not have been possible without the work of Private Bradley Manning, who is alleged to have handed over hundreds of thousands of secret US war files and diplomatic cables. Reporter Quentin McDermott tells the inside story of Bradley Manning a...
produced by Wayne Harley (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 43 mins
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Fragments of Isabella
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directed by Ronan O'Leary, 1959-; produced by Michael Scott and Ronan O'Leary, 1959- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 1 hour 13 mins
Finally available from the festival circuit, this riveting film based on the Pulitzer Prize-nominated book by Isabella Leitner, recounts the true story of a young Hungarian Jew and her sisters interned in Auschwitz, their struggle to survive, and their daring escape from a death march to Bergen Belsen. In 1944, Is...
directed by Ronan O'Leary, 1959-; produced by Michael Scott and Ronan O'Leary, 1959- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 1 hour 13 mins
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Geronimo: His Story
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directed by Flavyn Feller; produced by Flavyn Feller (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 30 mins
Geronimo Mendoza Sanchez came to the United States in 1986 as an "illegal alien," not knowing a word of English. He worked by day and went to school by night, learned English, and sent money home to Mexico. Geronimo shares the same dreams and goals a many Mexicans have who come to the U.S. Geronimo: His Story is a...
directed by Flavyn Feller; produced by Flavyn Feller (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 30 mins
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Get the Fire! Young Mormon Missionaries Abroad
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directed by Nancy E. du Plessis (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 56 mins
Each year some 60,000 young Mormons are sent around the world to seek converts to their religion in an obligatory rite of passage. Get the Fire! follows three young Mormons from the time they get their "calls to serve" in Utah to serve in southern Germany, until their return 22 months later. The nature of the prog...
directed by Nancy E. du Plessis (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 56 mins
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Going for Goals: Zanzibar Soccer Dreams
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directed by Florence Ayisi, 1962- and Catalin Brylla, fl. 2001-2017; produced by Florence Ayisi, 1962-, Iris Films (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2016), 1 hour 4 mins
Times are changing in the playing fields of soccer in Zanzibar as young Muslim girls are starting to have equal opportunities, and access to soccer training as part of physical education in schools. Thus, changing the status of women’s soccer - from playing in the streets to becoming part of Sports Education in...
directed by Florence Ayisi, 1962- and Catalin Brylla, fl. 2001-2017; produced by Florence Ayisi, 1962-, Iris Films (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2016), 1 hour 4 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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Google's Deep Impact
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produced by NHK International Inc. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 50 mins
The film examines the tremendous influence the communication company Google is having on the corporate world as well as on our entire culture. The number of businesses, large, small and start-ups, using Google's services has skyrocketed. The service Google has developed called Search Engine Marketing has enabled m...
produced by NHK International Inc. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 50 mins
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A Griot's Story
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directed by Adam Rozanski; produced by Ozumi Films (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 56 mins
What is a griot? Historically, they are wandering African musicians considered to be a repository of the oral tradition. This film focuses on a master drummer, Adame Drama of Burkina Faso, a descendant of a long line of griots. He is a contemporary griot whose mission in life is to preserve his heritage and pass i...
directed by Adam Rozanski; produced by Ozumi Films (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 56 mins
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