Wong, Germaine Ying Gee
Most widely held works by Germaine Ying Gee Wong
Up the Yangtze ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 743 libraries worldwide
A "farewell cruise" takes a luxury ship up the vast Yangtze River shortly before completion of the massive Three Gorges Dam. The passengers glimpse a rapidly changing countryside, while the local people struggle to adapt as their lives are irrevocably altered.
Rip! a remix manifesto ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Explores the complexities of intellectual property in the era of peer-to-peer file sharing. Interviews key figures in the debate, including Gregg Gillis, the Pittsburgh biomedical engineer who moonlights as Girl Talk, a mash-up artist rearranging the pop chart's DNA with his incongruous, entirely sample-based songs. A mash-up in itself, this shatters the wall between users and producers, and challenges the thresholds of 'fair use.'
Women and men unglued ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
"Looks at changing contemporary gender relations and expectations, exploring how men and women feel about issues such as dating, marriage, money, parenting, romantic love, feminism, and commitment" -- Container.
Who is Albert Woo ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
"Director Hunt Hoe is seeeking true-to-life role models in an effort to figure out what it really means to be an Asian man living in the West today. ... Through interviews with Jackie Chan and other modern Asian men, this thought-provoking program examines the way identities are shaped by the media, history, and cultural legacy, and considers to what extent reductive stereotypes, such as the Yellow Peril and the martial arts master, distort reality."--Container.
Wal-town the film ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
"A group of six university students, calling themselves 'Wal-Town', take to the Canadian highway over two summers. Armed with thousands of pamphlets and fliers, and with one gonzo journalist along for the ride, they visit 36 of Canada's more than 200 Wal-Mart stores with one formidable goal: to raise public awareness about Wal-Mart's business practices and the effects of the company's policies on cities and towns across Canada ... Interspersing frank exchanges between activists and Wal-Mart shoppers with interviews with a range of characters from either side of the issue, [the film] takes us to the frontlines of the ongoing debate over the company's dominance in the Canadian retail market. The film also creates an intimate portrait of six young activists as they experience the highs and lows of their first cross-country campaign"--Container.
Baghdad twist ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
"In this visual memoir, filmmaker Joe Balass, born in Baghdad in 1966, blends a voice-over interview with his mother, Valentine, and an evocative flow of photos, archival footage, and Super-8 home movies of his family's life in Iraq before their departure for a new home in Canada in 1970. In so doing, [the film] provides a poignant portrait of Iraq's Jewish society, which had existed since Babylonian times as one of the world's oldest and most historically significant Jewish communities, living harmoniously among their Arab neighbors. Following the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, however, they began to experience persecution, and thousands of Iraqi Jews fled" -- Container.
Okimah ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Follows Cree hunters on the most important event of the season, the annual goose hunt. Okimah is at once a homage to generations of Cree hunters, a loving look at a cultural tradition and a plea for responsible stewardship of our resources.
A day so beautiful ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
A thought-provoking drama of a day in the life of a young man alienated, yet strengthened and enlightened, by terminal illness.
View from the summit ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Quebec City prepares to host the three-day Summit of the Americas. A four kilometre fence has been erected cutting off the Upper Town from the rest of the city. Thirty-four heads of state from the Americas will meet behind closed doors to discuss agreements for a Free Trade Area of the Americas.
Vendetta song by Eylem Kaftan ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
A young filmmaker travels deep into eastern Turkey, the heartland of her Kurdish ancestors, to investigate the unresolved murder of her aunt.
Open secrets ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
This documentary uncovers a lost chapter in Canadian military history : how the Armed Forces dealt with homosexual behaviour among soldiers, during and after World War II. A group of veterans break their silence after more than 60 years. We hear from five men, barely adults when they enlisted. From the sexual timidity of the 1930s, when homosexual behaviour "was even more unmentionable than cancer," spring these stories of sexual awakening amidst the brutality of war.
Nicholas ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
How a community-based respite care program allowed Nicholas McCullough to come home.
Atanarjuat, the fast runner Atanarjuat, la légende de l'homme rapide ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Evil in the form of an unknown shaman divides a small community of Inuit. Twenty years later, two brothers emerge to challenge the evil order: Amaqjuag, the Strong One, and Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner. Atanarjuat wins the hand of the lovely Atuat away from the boastful son of the camp leader, Oki, who vows to get even. Oki ambushes the brothers in their sleep, killing Amaqjuaq, as Atanarjuat miraculously escapes running naked over the spring sea ice.
645 Wellington ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
A stone's throw from downtown Montreal, quirky artists, blue-collar workers and unconventional families are being forced to leave their old neighbourhood as high-tech firms move in. This is a portrait of one building and its residents, shot over a period of six months and set to a pulsing Latin and rock soundtrack.
Still longshots ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
This documentary follows four at-risk young people through a video-making workshop. Learning to make videos about their troubled lives becomes a creative healing process for these youngsters.
Atanarjuat the fast runner ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
A retelling of an Inuit legend of love, jealousy, murder and revenge in the Igloolik region, focusing on two brothers: Atanarjuat and Amaqjuaq.
Solo ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
In a mix of documentary footage with personal history and performance art, the film follows Siddiqi's quest to find the perfect partner, and ultimately achieve self-realization.
Sables émouvants ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 5 libraries worldwide
À partir de la reconstitution de l'histoire de Trixie Bouteillier et à l'aide de photographies prises par elle du temps où elle habitait l'île de Sable, ce film retrace l'histoire de cette île située à 150 kilomètres des côtes de la Nouvelle-Écosse. On y décrit également l'évolution de cet écosystème fragile et menacé.
Mr. Mergler's gift a film ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"The girl sits at the piano and plays the opening bars of Für Elise. Daniel Mergler has heard the Beethoven bagatelle countless times over the decades, but this is different. He listens with surprise, and delight lights up the old man's eyes. The young pianist is Xin Ben, the 9-year-old daughter of Chinese immigrants. Fate has brought her to Mr Mergler, a music teacher whose career is drawing to a close. Mr Mergler's Gift is their remarkable story - a moving account of a student and her mentor, and a lyrical homage to the transcendent power of music"--Container.
Mr. Mergier's gift ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
In this short film from Oscar®-winning filmmaker Beverly Shaffer, 9-year-old prodigy Xin Ben takes lessons from Daniel Mergler, a piano teacher at the end of his career. In this remarkable story about a student and her mentor, Ben and Mergler meet 26 times over the course of one year. During this time, Ben illuminates Mergler's final months as an instructor with her youthful talent, and he, in return, lovingly guides her towards a life in music.
America Anti-globalization movement Asian American men Asians Asians--Ethnic identity Biography Canada China China--Yangtze River Gorges Cultural pluralism Dams Democracy Demonstrations Discount houses (Retail trade) Documentary films Documentary films Economic history Ethnic relations Feature films Films for the hearing impaired Free Trade Area of the Americas (Organization) Intangible property Intellectual property International economic integration Interviews Iraq--Baghdad Jewish women Jews, Iraqi Jews--Persecutions Jews--Social life and customs Man-woman relationships Marriage Mashups (Music) Mass media Men--Identity Motion pictures Nonfiction films Piracy (Copyright) Political refugees Protest movements Québec--Québec San Xia shui li shu niu (China) Short films Social history Stereotypes (Social psychology) Summit meetings Summit of the Americas Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Wal-Mart (Firm)