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Robert Achs

Robert Achs


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Birth Place: Profession: Cinematography ...


Cinematography (feature film)

Eagle Scout: The Story of Henry Nicols (1993) as Cinematographer
Portrait of Henry Nicols who, after contracting the HIV virus from a blood transfusion at thirteen, mounted an AIDS-awareness campaign to earn his Eagle Scout badge.
Damned in the U.S.A. (1991) as Cinematographer
Documentary focusing on the censorship controversy in America involving pornography, art and blasphemy.
Weave of Time, A (1987) as Director Of Photography
Kaddish (1984) as Director Of Photography
Tighten Your Belts, Bite the Bullet (1981) as Cinematographer
The effect of bank bail-outs that took place during the recession of the 1970s is examined. It is concluded that in the cities where this happened, the banks took power away from local political leaders, which hurt the poorest in the communties because the money was put into profitable commercial an

Film Production - Main (feature film)

American Dreaming: Atlantic City's Casino Gamble (1989) as Photography
Documentary on the inhabitants of Atlantic City, New Jersey who did not benefit from the introduction of casino gambling into the city.
In Our Hands (1983) as Photography
A chronicle focusing in on the largest peace demonstration in the history of the world, which took place on June 12, 1982. One million people were in New York on what's been described as a magical day, speaking in one voice to "stop the nuclear arms race." There were forty-three volunteer camera te
From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China (1980) as Additional Photography
When China re-opened travel to the United States in 1979, virtuoso violinist Isaac Stern was invited to tour the country. Stern originally accepted an invitation to go to a rehearsal, and perform one recital, but wound up touring two cities, giving a formal concert, and teaching many master classes.
No Maps on My Taps (1978) as Photography
The indigenous American art of jazz tap dancing is explored in this documentary. Using rare photos and clips from Hollywood films of the 1930s, the careers of Sandman Sims, Chuck Green and Bunny Briggs, are highlighted.

Cinematography (special)

Digital Divide: Technology and Our Future (2000) as Camera
Documentary that explores why some children are falling behind in the information age. Includes interviews with students, parents, teachers and technology experts.
Jefferson's Blood (2000) as Cinematography (Contemporary)
Documentary that examines the DNA evidence that proves Thomas Jefferson had a long-standing relationship and several children with Sally Hemings, a woman who was his slave. An early hero of the anti-slavery movement, Jefferson wrote about slavery's corrupting influence on blacks and whites alike. It
Surviving AIDS (1999) as Camera
The story of the ongoing battle to fight the AIDS virus. The program looks at the most promising research from the scientific community and tells the story of the battle for a cure through the experiences of patients.
To the Moon (1999) as Additional Camera
A celebration of the 30th anniversary of the moon landing and an examination of the future of space technology.
Ending Welfare As We Know It (1998) as Additional Camera
Chronicles the lives of six welfare mothers during the course of a year as they struggle to comply with new work requirements, find reliable childcare and transportation, battle drug addiction and depression, confront domestic violence and try to make ends meet.
Blood Money: Switzerland's Nazi Gold (1997) as Camera
Documentary focuses on the emerging story of Jews, who deposited their family money into Swiss bank accounts during the Holocaust of World War II to protect it from the Nazis. Survivors are still trying to reclaim their wealth 50 years later. A major investigation has been launched to trace possible
This Was America... 1963 (1993) as Director Of Photography
Documentary on some of the historical and culture events in the United States in 1963.
Iceman Tapes: Conversations With a Killer, The (1992) as Camera
A documentary special focusing on a contract killer who recounts his life and crimes.
Can Tropical Rainforests Be Saved? (1992) as Cinematography (Peru & Brazil)
A documentary examining the condition of rainforests throughout the world.
Our Children at Risk (1991) as Camera
A special hosted by Walter Cronkite, depicting the human cost of reduced government assistance to children during the 1980s.

Film Production - Main (special)

Real CIA: Enemies, Secrets & Spies (1998) as Additional Photography
New York Times reporter Tim Weiner hosts a documentary focusing on the covert operations and history of the CIA.
Innovation (1997) as Principal Photography ("Live Long And Prosper")
Three-part special based on the cycle of life, from birth to old age. Examines how revolutionary advances in medical technology are ensuring healthy babies, preventing some of the most common fatal illnesses and enhancing the quality of of life of the aged.
Other Epidemic: What Every Woman Needs to Know About Breast Cancer, The (1993) as Photography
A special featuring the stories of several women and their experiences with breast cancer.
Truth About Teachers, The (1989) as Additional Photography
A documentary featuring teachers who are using innovative techniques in order to instruct students more effectively.

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