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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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Born to Be Good? Moral Development in Children
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directed by Gail McIntyre and Eileen Thalenberg, fl. 1960 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 51 mins
In laboratories around the world, psychologists are grappling with the age-old question of morality: do we come into the world as amoral creatures without any sense of right and wrong, without any conscience and only learn to be “good”?
directed by Gail McIntyre and Eileen Thalenberg, fl. 1960 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 51 mins
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Boys Alone
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written by Kim Flitcroft, 1955-; produced by Soul Purpose Productions Ltd. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 49 mins
Boys Alone is a riveting film of an English social experiment in which 10 eleven-year old boys are invited to be "home alone" without adult supervision for a week in a suburban house. The boys came in a variety of shapes, sizes, and backgrounds. They had different previous experiences in being away from home. The...
written by Kim Flitcroft, 1955-; produced by Soul Purpose Productions Ltd. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 49 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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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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Healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse
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produced by Laura LeMarr (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 37 mins
In this moving documentary three women and one man recall emotionally the childhood sexual traumas that destroyed their youth. They speak candidly about the recovery process which released them from symptoms that had plagued their lives - lack of self esteem, depression, suicidal thoughts and disassociative behavi...
produced by Laura LeMarr (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 37 mins
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Hope on the Street
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written by Michael Isip; directed by Michael Isip; produced by Michael Isip, KQED-TV (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 1 hour 5 mins
Mental illness is a devastating problem that affects one in five people. In California alone, an estimated 50,000 mentally ill people sleep on the street each night and thousands of others go to jail or a crisis hospital. Stigma, shame and discrimination keep an estimated 80% of the mentally ill from seeking treat...
written by Michael Isip; directed by Michael Isip; produced by Michael Isip, KQED-TV (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 1 hour 5 mins
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