[Michlib-l] Documentary responses

Ann Perrigo aperrigo at alleganlibrary.org
Tue Dec 17 13:51:55 EST 2013


Wow!  Thanks to all of you for your suggestions!  My orders are hit and
miss--mostly misses, because patrons don't borrow them very much.  I'm glad
to have some ideas!

Ann @ Allegan


On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 11:31 AM, Dave Ewick
<dewick at southfieldlibrary.org>wrote:

>  Hello!  Here is a summary of the responses I received on my question
> about documentaries.  Too bad more ppl didn't participate...  Happy
> Holidays!  - Dave
>
>
> *Documentary Q&A from Michlib*
>
>
>
> *Original Question:* *Libraries are a great place for patrons to find
> fantastic documentaries.  I wanted to recommend a few documentary DVD
> titles, and ask others for their recommendations.  If I can find links,
> I'll add them after the title.  Everyone rushes in to us for the latest
> theatrical titles, but there are some wonderful gems in the documentaries
> that get over-looked and it is only through libraries that many of them
> will be found.*
>
> *Landfill harmonic - **http://www.landfillharmonicmovie.com/*<http://www.landfillharmonicmovie.com/>
>
>
> *It's a Girl - **http://www.itsagirlmovie.com/*<http://www.itsagirlmovie.com/>
>
>
> *Tough Guise - *
> *http://www.mediaed.org/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=211*<http://www.mediaed.org/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=211>
>
>
> *Flirting with Danger - *
> *http://www.mediaed.org/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=250*<http://www.mediaed.org/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=250>
>
>
> *The Art of Possibility - *
> *http://www.enterprisemedia.com/product/00648/art-possibility-series/*<http://www.enterprisemedia.com/product/00648/art-possibility-series/>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> *RESPONSES: *
>
>
>
> We have a wonderful documentary collection here at KPL. I could go on and
> on but here’s a short list of well-known/critically acclaimed films:
>
> Fog of War                              The Imposter
> Stories We Tell
>
> Man on Wire                           Eyes on the Prize
> Gates of Heaven
>
> Thin Blue Line                         Tarnation
> The Devil and Daniel Johnston
>
> Koko                                        Salesman
> Grey Gardens
>
> Food Inc.                                  Central Park Five
> Jazz
>
> Baseball                                  Shoah
> Don’t Look Back
>
> Taxi to the Darkside                How to Survive a Plague               Gimme
> Shelter
>
> The City                                   Endless Summer
> Fab 5
>
> Harlan County, USA                Inside Job
> For All Man Kind
>
> Crumb                                     Restrepo
> Five Broken Cameras
>
> Battle of Chile                         Hoop Dreams
> Night and Fog
>
> Roger and Me
>
>
>
> Ryan Gage, Audiovisual Selection at Kalamazoo Public Library  269-553-7844<2695537844>|
> ryang at kpl.gov |
>
> Hi Dave – What a fun idea!  My recommendations from this year:
>
> Blackfish                                  One Day on Earth
> Secrets of Highclere Castle
>
> The Waiting Room                  Searching for Sugarman               I
> Am
>
>
>
> Sandy Gilmore, Head of Adult Services at Oxford Public Library  (248)
> 628-3034 <2486283034>   www.miopl.org
>
>
>
> Saw your request for documentaries, here's a few that I liked AND
> remembered.  Have an excellent holiday season.
>
>       Pianomania                                                Helvetica
> My architect: a son's journey
>
>      Objectified                                                 Charles
> & Ray Eames, pioneers of Mid-Century Modernism
>
>      The Radiant Son: Designer Ruth Adler-Schnee
>
>
>
> Laurie Penn, Southfield Public Library (emeritus)
>
>
>
> Dave--  Have you ever checked out www.facets.org? I used the company when
> I was a school librarian in my former life, and it's tremendous. Lots of
> hard-to-find films, and a vast collection of them.
>
>
>
> Melissa Malcolm at Lapeer PL   melissa at lib.lapeer.org
>
> ------------------------------
> What a great idea! I've been trying to add to our documentaries for a
> while -- I did a display a little over a year ago, and it was the
> fastest-moving display I've ever put together here at Belleville. I don't
> have a very scientific method of searching for documentaries -- I just
> peruse the New Nonfiction DVDs on Midwest Tape's website. I'd be very
> interested to hear what other people have to say on this topic.
>
> Two titles that our patrons have really enjoyed in the past couple of
> years are *First Position* and *One Lucky Elephant*.
>
> Hilary Savage, Adult Services Librarian at Belleville Area District Library
> (734) 699-3291 <7346993291>
>
> Here’s an article from 2010 by Robert Sullivan on the top
> Motivational/Training DVDs.   *(from Dave)*
>
>
>
>
> <http://www.trainingabc.com/Celebrate-Whats-Right-With-The-World-p-16229.html>
> I. *Celebrate What's Right with the World*<http://www.trainingabc.com/xcart/Celebrate-Whats-Right-With-The-World-p-16229.html> -
> This Dewitt Jones classic may be the best-selling motivational DVD of all
> time and it's worthy of this position.  No one is more passionate than
> Dewitt and his enthusiasm will rub off on any audience.  Innovation,
> Creativity and Inspiration are the main points hit on in this program.
>
>
>
> 2*. **Do Right: The Plan*<http://www.trainingabc.com/Do-Right-The-Plan-p-17549.html> -
> Lou Holtz shines in this latest of the Do Right series.  Lou is funny,
> poignant and motivational throughout as he exposes his main points - be
> passionate, have a positive attitude, have focus and be a dreamer.
>
>
>
> 3. *Everest* <http://www.trainingabc.com/Everest-p-17661.html> - Climbing
> Mt. Everest is a remarkable accomplishment for anyone, but for Erik
> Weihenmayer it's even more difficult - because he's blind!  Follow Erik's
> amazing journey up Everest.  It's an inspirational story of teamwork and
> will motivate any workplace to achieve beyond what they thought was
> possible.
>
>
> *4. **Get on the Right Bus with Mike "Coach K" Krzyzewski*<http://www.trainingabc.com/Get-on-the-Right-Bus-with-Mike-Coach-K-Krzyzewski-p-17834.html>
>  - Legendary Duke Coach K Shares his Philosophy of the power of words,
> explores the powerful words that have motivated and inspired so many
> individuals and teams, and encourages you to find the specific worlds that
> will change your life and give your team the winning edge.
>
>
>
> *5. **Attitude: Radiating Possibility with Ben Zander*<http://www.trainingabc.com/Attitude-Radiating-Possibility-with-Ben-Zander-p-16920.html> -
> World-renowned conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Ben Zander
> encourages all of us to confront our fears and embrace the world of
> possibilities.  Zander is vibrant and enthusiastic as we watch him work
> with his music students and speak to a corporate audience.
>
>
>
> 6. *Give em the Pickle!*<http://www.trainingabc.com/Give-em-the-PICKLE-p-16231.html>
>  -  Even though Give em the Pickle is primarily a customer service video,
> I've included it on this list simply because so many employees work with
> customers in some capacity and Bob Farrell's classic program is just so
> darn motivational.  If your audience works with customers in any capacity,
> this program is a must have.
>
>
>
> 7. *The Star Thrower Story*<http://www.trainingabc.com/The-Star-Thrower-Story-p-17607.html>- Joel
> Barker's most classic story is now a 6 minute motivational video.  The
> program reminds us that we all have the ability to make a difference. As
> individuals, we can choose to take action and participate in the world
> around us. Together, we can shape the future.
>
>
>
> 8. *Lessons From Geese*<http://www.trainingabc.com/Lessons-From-Geese-p-16917.html>*
> -* You wouldn't think a 2 minute video of flying geese would be so
> motivational and inspiring but somehow it is.   In just 2 minutes it
> teaches five key lessons about being a team player and winning as a team.
> It will lift the mood and help you develop commitment to peak performance,
> both within individuals and throughout teams.
>
>
>
> 9. *Extraordinary*<http://www.trainingabc.com/Extraordinary-Revised-Edition-p-17629.html>- This
> new 3 minute meeting opener has quickly become one of the best-selling
> meeting openers on the market.  The program asks the questions.  Why not
> have passion in everything you do? Why not be courageous? Why not have a
> positive attitude? Why not find beauty in everything? Why not be a leader?
> A coach? A mentor? Why not do something you've never done before? Why not
> dream big? Why not have conviction, character, value? Why not attack every
> problem with determination? Why not believe in yourself?
>
>
>
> 10. *The Great Minds Series*<http://www.trainingabc.com/The-Great-Minds-Series-p-17447.html> -
> Inspiring quotes from some of history’s greatest minds set to dramatic
> music and coupled with classic footage. Let the likes of Winston Churchill,
> John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King inspire you, motivate you and teach
> you through their own words, pictures and video
>
>
>
> And here are some sources for great docs! *(again, from Dave)*
>
> Collective Eye Films - http://www.collectiveeye.org/
>
> Girl Rising – www.girlrising.com
>
> On White Privilege – Tim Wise   http://www.timwise.org/books-and-dvds/
>
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