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View Resource American Experience: The Carter Family: Will the Circle Be Unbroken

The long-running PBS program American Experience has recently turned their attention to the Carter Family, and in the process they have created yet another insightful and compelling portrait of one of American's most beloved musical families. Their story began in 1927 when A.P, Sara, and Maybelle Carter showed up at a recording studio in Tennessee to audition for a talent scout. Over the following...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh//amex/carterfamily/peopleevents/e_ra...
View Resource Independent Lens: Interactive Features

Over the past few years, Independent Lens has produced a number of well-received documentaries that have aired on PBS and other places. They have also created some very nice websites in an attempt to enhance the viewing experience of their programs. The Independent Lens: Interactive site offers some additional web-original projects for the interested public. Some of these features include Beyond...

https://itvs.org/projects/
View Resource Folkstreams

To say that finding certain obscure documentaries can be difficult is quite an understatement. Fortunately, finding documentary films about American folk or roots culture just got much easier, courtesy of the good people at Folkstreams.net. On this website, visitors can view dozens of very compelling documentaries about such persons as John E. “Frail” Joines, a master tale teller from Wilkes...

http://www.folkstreams.net/
View Resource Negroes With Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power

Even for those who are quite knowledgeable about the history of the civil rights movement, the name Rob Williams may not be quite as familiar as others associated with this era of American history. This fine site, designed to accompany a recent Independent Lens documentary, will allow visitors to learn about his activities within this turbulent period. Williams is perhaps best-remembered for his...

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/negroeswithguns/
View Resource Trailer for film about Flight 93 draws sharp criticism

‘United 93’: Is U.S. ready for a 9/11 film? [Microsoft Windows Media] http://msnbc.msn.com/id/12112802/site/newsweek/ Theater pulls trailer for ‘United 93’ http://theedge.bostonherald.com/movieNews/view.bg?articleid=133587 Four Years on, A Cabin’s-Eye View of 9/11 http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/01/movies/01timm.html?ex=1293771600&en=f5a28a31bbbc6611&ei=5090 Tribeca Film Festival 2006...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2006/0407
View Resource Knocking

The Independent Lens series has taken on a number of controversial subjects, but this recent documentary about the world of Jehovah's Witnesses is quite an eye-opener. While some people can be dismissive of this faith, this documentary provides a nuanced and rather fascinating look at both those who practice this faith and their involvement in a record number of important Supreme Court cases....

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/knocking/index.html
View Resource Riding the Storm: Landslide Danger in the San Francisco Bay Area

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has been developing a series of informative videos for educators and members of the general public, and this online presentation about landslides in the San Francisco Bay Area is a nice addition to this body of work. This particular film looks at the various catastrophic landslides which have affected the region over the past twenty five years, along with...

https://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/2007/48/
View Resource Border Film Project

In 2005, three young Americans, Rudy Adler, Victoria Criado, and Brett Huneycutt, whose backgrounds include activism, economics, and advertising, wondered what would happen if they gave disposable cameras to two groups of people on different sides of the border between the United States and Mexico: undocumented migrants crossing into the United States, and American Minutemen trying to stop them....

http://www.borderfilmproject.com/en/
View Resource Mediastorm

The principal aim of MediaStorm is "to usher in the next generation of multimedia storytelling by publishing social documentary projects incorporating photojournalism, interactivity, animation, audio and video for distribution across multiple media." Many people have taken notice of their fine work thus far, as they have garnered several Emmys and a couple of Webby Awards in recent years. On their...

https://mediastorm.com/
View Resource 1000 Journals

Last mentioned in the July 9, 2004 Scout Report, 1000 Journals is a Museum 2.0 project (where the audience participates in as well as views the project) from SFMOMA. Organized by Someguy, a San Francisco-based artist and designer, 1000 journals were circulated beginning in August of 2000, initially only to people who asked for them, these people then added something to the journal - writing,...

http://www.1000journals.com/
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