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Gelbart, Arnie

Overview
Works: 50 works in 148 publications in 3 languages and 1,066 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Biography  Film adaptations  Personal narratives‡vCanadian  Trials, litigation, etc  Fiction  Military history  Personal narratives  Genealogy 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay
Classifications: E354, 973.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Arnie Gelbart
War of 1812 a 4-part documentary series ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
War of 1812 is a four-part documentary series that brings to life an extraordinary, but not well understood conflict that decided the fate of North America, confirmed the creation of Canada, and annihilated for all time the dream of an independent Native nation
The hanging garden ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"After a ten year absence, Sweet William returns to his Nova Scotia home. He left as an obese, unhappy and closeted teenager; now he's a thin, attractive and openly gay man. With his family still as disfunctional as ever, William soon discovers that the ghosts of his childhood and teenage years haunt him more vividly than he ever imagined"--Container
Chiefs ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profiles five great leaders, warriors, and diplomats of the First Nations of North America, offering an alternative, previously overlooked, history of Canada and the USA. Blends documentary with historical re-enactments and interviews with their descendants
The origins of AIDS ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looks at Edward Hooper's theory that AIDS originated by the inadvertent contamination of an experimental oral polio vaccine administered in Africa in the late 1950's, the vaccine becoming the vehicle by which a simian percursor of HIV/AIDS carried by chimpanzees was able to jump the species barrier into humans
Hunt for justice ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the 1990s, when age-old ethnic hatred gave rise to genocide in the Balkans, the powers that be seemed determined to turn a blind eye to these atrocities - until Canadian judge Louise Arbour was named Chief Prosecutor of the International War Crimes Tribunal. Arbour investigated rape camps, witnessed the aftermath of "ethnic cleansing" and saw first hand the displacement of two million citizens. With the help of her legal team and her translator, Arbour thwarted bureaucracy, issued secret indictments and sidestepped NATO in a gripping 3-year struggle to arrest and convict the war criminals responsible for the carnage, including former Yugoslavian president Slobodan Milosevic."--Container
Sitting Bull ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in French and English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the years following the U.S. Civil War, a hard-fought Sioux resistance to western expansion, led by warrior and healer Sitting Bull, seemed to have accomplished the impossible: a treaty in which the United States gave the Sioux control of their territory for all time. The life and legacy of Sitting Bull, the remarkable Native leader that the U.S government regarded as a stubborn and dangerous obstacle
The Trial of Poundmaker ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2002 in French and English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrays the trial of Plains Cree leader Poundmaker in Regina, Saskatchewan, where he stood accused of leading the Cree in support of the Riel Rebellion
War of 1812 ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the War of 1812
Lilies ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1952, a Catholic bishop makes an exceptional visit to a Québec prison to hear a dying inmate's confession. Once inside the chapel, the bishop is taken hostage by Simon, a childhood friend. With the aid of his fellow inmates, Simon's version of the events that took place forty years earlier are reenacted. The action moves seamlessly through time between the crude prison and the actual events of 1912. The drama culminates on the tragic night when both men's fates were decided."--Container
The worlds of Joseph Brant ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Born in 1742 in what is now New York State's Mohawk Valley, Joseph Brant's parents gave him the traditional Mohawk name Thayendanegea - 'two sticks bound together in strength'. This looks at his people, the loss of their homeland, their re-settling in Canada, and the impact Brant had on those changing times. It is the story of a man whose name still stirs up controversy today, especially among his descendants, the people of the Six Nations
The Black Hawk war ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in French and English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While an immense statue of Black Hawk overlooks the Mississippi river today near the homeland of the Sauk and Fox nations, his descendants were forced to move from their original lands to the Indian Territory of Oklahoma. As the Sauk of today relate, the violent conflict that finally erupted around Black Hawk in the spring of 1832 spelled the end of Sauk resistance to removal and nearly decimated their people
The Pontiac rebellion ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrays the successful rebellion led by Ottawa chief (and French supporter) Pontiac, which forced the British to reverse their policies toward the Ottawas and, through the Royal Proclamation of 1763, create a vast Indian sovereign territory
The Valour and the horror by Terence K McKenna ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Closely scrutinizes three military campaigns that involved thousands of Canadians--the defense of Hong Kong, the allied invasion of Normandy, and the massive aerial bombardment of Germany. In each film Canadian veterans return to their respective fields of battle, vividly relive their experiences and meet with the people they once fought against. Dramatic segments, based on true stories tell what occurred behind-the-scenes. The result is an insightful, emotional and sometimes shocking account of the terrible price Canadian soldiers and airmen paid in the march toward an allied victory. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
Savage Christmas Hong Kong 1941 ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the autumn of 1941, nearly 2,000 Canadian soldiers were sent to Hong Kong at the request of the British government. Most of the soldiers were inexperienced and poorly trained, but Britain's military leaders thought a symbolic show of strength would deter a Japanese attack on the colony. Canada's soldiers found themselves in the midst of a desperate battle they could not hope to win. On Christmas Day, 1941, the British colony of Hong Kong officially surrendered to Japan. The surviving defenders became prisoners of war. Over the next three and a half years, many of them would come to envy the dead
Death by Moonlight: Bomber Command ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines Canada's contribution during the Second World War from a critical viewpoint, focusing on the aerial operations over Europe
The Great War ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scarcely more than a British colony, with a population of less than eight millian, between 1914-1918 Canada mobilized 590,000 citizens for war, sending 325,000 overseas to fight. The Great War epic battle re-enactments bring to life the five major Canadian battles of the war: St. Julien, Beaumont-Hamel, Courcelette, Vimy and Passchendaele
Coat of many countries ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The clothes we wear today are the remarkable coming together of goods and services from all over the world. By following the evolution of a suit, we glimpse the practical application of the new global economy
Pontiac's rebellion ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2002 in French and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Pontiac was chief of the Ottawa tribe and part of the Algonquin confederacy centred in North America's Great Lakes. He enjoyed a peaceful and mutually respectful relationship with the French. This harmonious situation changed when the British defeated the French on Quebec's Plains of Abraham in 1759 (the Seven Years' War). The British were confident of their supremacy on the frontier, but Pontiac proved them wrong. His remarkably successful rebellion forced the British to reverse their policies and, through the Royal Proclamation of 1763, create a vast Indian sovereign territory. This episode of Chiefs brings to life a great Native leader who demonstrated to the world that the British were not invincible."--NFB Website
When I meet my doom ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Begins with the high drama played out in Washington and Quebec City that led to the declaration of war. Irritated by British high-handedness on the oceans, the Americans decided to strike at Canada. With a population fifteen times that of Canada's and Britain preoccupied fighting a war with Napoleon, the U.S. believed the seizure of Canada would be a sure thing. In the words of former president Thomas Jefferson, "the capture of Canada will be a mere matter of marching." The only person standing in their way was a British general named Issac Brock. Also covers the taking of Detroit and the Battle of Queenston Heights
The Rocket's red glare ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The British war with Napoleon has been won, and 10,000 of Britain's best soldiers are sailing for North America. A British army invades the United States heading straight for the Capitol. The Secretary of War bungles the defence of Washington, leaving the British free to torch the Capitol building and the White House. The United States recovers and fights a brilliant defence of the strategic port of Baltimore; an event that gives birth to the Star-Spangled Banner. After the British are defeated in what should have been sure victory at lake Champlain and Plattsburg, it becomes obvious that both sides are weary of war. With Britain eager for a truce and the United States almost bankrupt the two countries sign an armistice. But their treaty ends all hope of a First Nationals territory. The news of peace does not arrive in time to stop the catastrophic battle at New Orleans
 
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Languages
English (72)
French (16)
Spanish (2)