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Wong, Germaine Ying Gee

Works: 46 works in 114 publications in 4 languages and 1,700 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  History  Folklore  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Sources  Case studies  Fiction  Independent films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 915.12
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Germaine Ying Gee Wong
Up the Yangtze by Chang Yung( Visual )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A luxury cruise boat motors up the Yangtze -- navigating the mythic waterway known in China simply as "The River". The Yangtze is about to be transformed by the biggest hydroelectric dam in history. At the river's edge a young woman says goodbye to her family as the floodwaters rise towards their small homestead. The Three Gorges Dam -- contested symbol of the Chinese economic miracle -- provides the epic backdrop for Up the Yangtze, a dramatic feature documentary on life inside the 21st century Chinese dream"--Container
Rip! a remix manifesto ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary exploring the complexities of intellectual property in the era of peer-to-peer file sharing
Women and men unglued ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member 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
Wal-town the film ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in French and English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Interspersing frank exchanges between activists and Wal-Mart shoppers with interviews with a range of characters from either side of the issue, Wal-Town - 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
Who is Albert Woo? ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member 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
Okimah ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member 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
Vendetta song by Eylem Kaftan( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young filmmaker travels deep into eastern Turkey, the heartland of her Kurdish ancestors, to investigate the unresolved murder of her aunt
View from the Summit ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member 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
A day so beautiful ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A thought-provoking drama of a day in the life of a young man alienated, yet strengthened and enlightened, by terminal illness
645 Wellington ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member 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. Like in so many other cities, the tech companies arrive with the promise of a rosy future--but it's one built on demolitions, evictions and the conversion of low-rent property to high-priced condos. This is a portrait of one building and its residents--people like Constanzo 'Fartman' Manna, an eccentric shipper and packer who's headed for Chile to marry the love of his life and bring her back to Montreal; artist Luc Bourbonnais, who is fighting desperately to hold on to the loft that inspires so much of his art; and Cuban émigré Rolando Zambrano, who ran a neighborhood snack bar for nearly 30 years. Shot over a period of six months and set to a pulsing Latin and rock soundtrack, 645 Wellington not only opens a window onto the lives of the building's residents but brings the building itself to life. We come to know the dark hallways, the corners and the doorways. We get to know them well. Just as they are about to change, forever
Atanarjuat, the fast runner Atanarjuat, la légende de l'homme rapide ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in French and English and held by 20 WorldCat member 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
Mr. Mergier's gift ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member 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
Open Secrets ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Veterans break their silence after more than 60 years in this look at how the Armed Forces dealt with homosexual behaviour among soldiers during and after World War II. Includes interviews, archival footage and rare photographs
Atanarjuat The fast runner by Zacharias Kunuk( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Inuktitut and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This adaptation of an ancient Inuit legend was filmed in Inuktitut and directed by Inuit filmmakers - making Atanarjuat the first feature film of its kind! Set in Igloolik, in Nunavut, this is "a powerful drama, not a documentary," reminds the director Kunuk. "It demystifies the exotic, otherwordly aboriginal stereotype by telling a universal story." The clothes, spears, kayaks, sunglasses and dwellings were all painstakingly researched. 'We show how our ancestors dressed, how they handled their dog teams, how they argued and laughed.. confronted evil and fought back.' Many enthusiastic viewers have compared this epic story to The Iliad. In the words of one movie critic, 'If Homer had been given a video camera, this is what he would have done!' "
Still longshots ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member 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
Nicholas ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How a community-based respite care program allowed Nicholas McCullough to come home
Solo ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member 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
Acting blind ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a touching film about the making of the play Dancing to Beethoven. The film takes us deep into the lives of the actors, most of whom are either blind or visually impaired. They tell the moving story of how this play is itself a victory, a type of salvation, for each of them
Sables émouvants ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member 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
Earth to Mouth ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shot over the course of a complete farming cycle - from tilling, to planting, to harvest, to rest - this video is an exquisitely filmed, meditative look at life on Wing Fong Farm. For Yeung Kwan, Ma's son, the farm represents personal and financial independence. For Ma, it is an oasis of peace. For the half-dozen Mexican workers, it provides jobs that help support their children back home. Each in their own way, they endure the rigours of farming and savour their moments of peace
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Audience level: 0.33 (from 0.23 for Up the Yan ... to 0.67 for Who is Alb ...)
Alternative Names
Wong, Yinggee
English (67)
French (7)
Inuktitut (2)
Chinese (1)