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Thomas Keating: A Rising Tide of Silence

This feature documentary tells an extraordinary story of spiritual transformation. Through the life journey of the Trappist monk, Father Thomas Keating, it also encompasses a larger story of spiritual change. It is about a movement that is drawing thousands of seekers around the world, a…


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Services ELENA MANNES offers services as a consultant and writer. With years of experience as a Producer/Director and Senior Producer, Mannes is a skilled advisor to film and video producers seeking assistance at all stages of production – from pre-production and research, through the shoot,…


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PBS: The Music Instinct: Science and Song

A two-hour documentary for PBS featuring world famous musicians including Bobby McFerrin and Yo-Yo Ma with visionary scientists. The program explores startling new discoveries about the power of music and its connection to the body, mind and nature. Broadcast: June 24, 2009 SYNOPSIS Do any…


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PBS: Norman Rockwell: Painting America

This PBS program honors Rockwell for his contributions to American culture and the art world at large. Includes rare footage of Rockwell at work and interviews with fellow artists and his daughter. Features some of his most famous and inspirational work from the Norman Rockwell…


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PBS: Frontline: Who is David Duke?

A one-hour documentary about the conservative politician for PBS. Broadcast: March 3, 1992 SYNOPSIS An investigation into the life and political career of presidential candidate David Duke-exploring Duke’s troubled childhood, his intellectual journey into the extremist idealogy of the Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan,…


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PBS: Promises Promises

A one-hour documentary about presidential politics for PBS, featuring Bill Moyers. Broadcast: October 1988 CREDITS Producer/Writer/Director: Elena Mannes Executive Producer: Bill Moyers AWARDS Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for Television Blue Ribbon. American Film and Video Festival REVIEW October 1988: LATimes (Howard Rosenberg)


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CBS REPORTS Series: Segments; One River, One Country; Whose America is This?

Various segments for the award-winning news series CBS REPORTS. SEGMENTS: ONE RIVER, ONE COUNTRY Program Synopsis Bill Moyers examines the issues of immigration, economics and the special relationship that has developed between the U.S. and Mexico by going to the front line and talking to…