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Production Companies (feature film)

Mission to Mir (1997)
A documentary about the Mir space station and the cooperation between the United States and Russia.

Producer (special)

Last Stand of the Tallgrass Prairie (2001) as Funding
A scientific and historical overview of the natural workings of Tallgrass Prairie, North America's most endangered ecosystem and the source of the soil that creates the United States' "breadbasket." The heroes of this important and imperiled ecosystem are modern-day ranchers, who follow the lead of
Movie Palaces, The (1987) as Funding
A documentary about the great American movie palaces of the 1920s and 1930s. Filmed on location at some of the extraordinary theaters across the country, the program explores the diverse and priceless architecture of such greats as the Atlanta Fox, the Wiltern in Los Angeles, San Antonio's Majestic
Apprentice to the Gods: Reuben Nakian (1985) as Presenter; Funding
A Smithsonian Institution documentary about sculptor, Reuben Nakian, a pioneer of modern art.

Production Companies (special)

Buried Mirror: Reflections of Spain and the New World, The (1992) as Production Company
A five-part special on the history and peoples of Latin America.
Selling the Dream (1991) as Production Company
A "Smithsonian World" presentation exploring the American advertising industry.
Doors of Perception (1991) as Production Company
A "Smithsonian World" presentation examining both the positive and negative effects of altering consciousness -- not only through drug use, but also through athletics, dance, art, and religious meditation.
Gender: The Enduring Paradox (1991) as Production Company
A "Smithsonian World" presentation exploring the changing role of gender in American society -- from the formation of gender roles in early childhood to the socially constructed roles of masculinity and femininity experienced throughout life.
From Information to Wisdom (1991) as Production Company
A "Smithsonian World" presentation exploring artificial intelligence.
Tales of the Human Dawn (1990) as Production Company
A "Smithsonian World" presentation that uses art, literature and anthropology to examine humankind's search for a collective identity through an explanation of our origins. Included is a dance company interpreting evolution.
Zoo (1990) as Production Company
A "Smithsonian World" presentation that examines the relationship between humans and animals. Examining the history of zoos and the various forms they have taken over the years, the program focuses on the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., where keepers attempt to replicate the animals' natural habit
Quantum Universe, The (1990) as Production Company
A "Smithsonian World" presentation exploring the universe that quantum physics describes. The scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophyics help provide insights to what the "quantum universe" of the 20th Century means for science and our culture.
Nigerian Art: Kindred Spirits (1990) as Production Company
A "Smithsonian World" presentation examining contemporary African art. Features an exhibit of contemporary African Sculpture at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, as well as extensive on-location filming of artists in Nigeria.
Web of Life (1989) as Production Company
A "Smithsonian World" special examining the human quest to understand and control the genetic basis of life on this planet. The program looks at the ethical questions man faces as domination over nature brings about an uncertain future. Scientists, historians, social analysts and a philosopher-poet
Vever Affair, The (1989) as Production Company
A "Smithsonian World" presentation unraveling the tale of the long-lost art collection of Henri Vever, a celebrated Parisian jeweler, connoisseur, and leader in the Art Nouveau movement. His collection of Persian and Indian paintings from the 14th through the 18th century "disappeared" in occupied F
American Dream at Groton (1988) as Production Company
A "Smithsonian World" special that examines life at Groton, a small private school in Massachusetts that a century ago trained America's elite, but today seeks to create greater educational opportunities for those born with very little.
Living Smithsonian, The (1988) as Production Company
A "Smithsonian World" presentation which offers an inside look at the Smithsonian Institution and the people involved in its enormous range of activities in Washington, D.C. and around the world.
Wyeths: A Father and His Family, The (1986) as Production Company
A "Smithsonian World" presentation examining America's foremost family of artists -- the Wyeths. The documentary focuses on the talent of N.C. Wyeth as an artist and as a father. Interviews with Wyeth's five children are included.
On the Shoulders of Giants (1986) as Production Company
A "Smithsonian World" documentary that travels with paleontologist David Steadman from the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador to the Cook Islands in the South Pacific, and on to England, as it shows how the 34-year-old scientist is building on the work of Charles Darwin to help solve the mys

Misc. Crew (special)

American Roots Music (2001) as Content Provider
Documentary that traces the development of uniquely American music genres during the 20th century, including blues, country, gospel, bluegrass, Cajun, zydeco, western swing, Tejano and Native American. Archival footage of the pioneers of this music, collected from more than 150 sources throughout th
In the White Man's Image (1992) as Photographs And Drawings
A documentary chronicling Captain Richard Pratt's attempt to "civilize" and assimilate American Indians in the late 1800s by establishing off-reservation boarding schools.
Celebrating The Family (1989) as Photographs
A documentary tracing the evolution of American family life since the Civil War.

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