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Chinn, Simon

Works: 23 works in 125 publications in 7 languages and 5,929 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Biography  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Science films  Film adaptations  Nature films  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Sports films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: GV550.2.P47, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Simon Chinn
Man on wire by James Marsh( Visual )

45 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On August 7th, 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center's Twin Towers. After dancing for nearly an hour on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail, before finally being released. This extraordinary documentary incorporates Petit's personal footage to show how he overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges to achieve the artistic crime of the century"--Container
Searching for Sugar Man by Malik Bendjelloul( Visual )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A finales de los años 60, un misterioso músico fue descubierto en un bar de Detroit por dos productores que quedaron prendados de sus melodías conmovedoras y de sus letras proféticas. Grabaron dos discos que ellos creían que situarían al artista como uno de los más grandes de su generación. Sin embargo, el éxito nunca llegó. De hecho, el cantante desapareció en la oscuridad en medio de rumores sobre su horripilante suicidio encima del escenario. Mientras la figura del artista se perdía en el olvido, uno de sus vinilos llegó a la Sudáfrica del Apartheid, multiplicándose por todo el país en grabaciones piratas, y durante las dos siguientes décadas Rodríguez se fue convirtiendo en un fenómeno, en un icono de la libertad y el "anti-establishment". Mucho tiempo después, dos fans sudafricanos se empeñaron en averiguar qué pasó realmente con su héroe. Su investigación los condujo a una historia aún más extraordinaria sobre el mito del artista conocido como "Rodríguez". Esta es una película sobre la esperanza, la inspiración y el poder de la música
Project Nim by James Marsh( Visual )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Nim, the chimpanzee who became the focus of a landmark 1970s experiment to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. But as Nim's natural instincts take over and the humans trusted with his well-being fail to protect him, Project Nim uncovers the unflinching and extraordinary journey of one animal thrust into human society
The green prince = al-Amīr al-akhḍar by Nadav Schirman( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based upon the true story of the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel's prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him
Drug lord : the legend of Shorty( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the efforts of two journalists to secure an interview with drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, head of the infamous Sinaloa Cartel and the most wanted man in Mexco
America beyond the color line by Henry Louis Gates( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Louis Gates, Harvard's Chair of Afro-American Studies, travels to the east coast, the deep South, inner city Chicago, and Hollywood to investigate modern black America and interview influential African Americans, including Colin Powell, Quincy Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Alicia Keys, Maya Angelou, and Willie Herenton
My Scientology movie( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incomparable British broadcaster Louis Theroux is hilariously provocative in his first feature documentary, LOUIS THEROUX: MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE, created in collaboration with director John Dower and two-time Academy Award® winning producer Simon Chinn (Searching for Sugar Man, Man on Wire). Following a long fascination with the religion, and with a lot of experience dealing with eccentric human behaviour, Theroux won't take no for an answer when his request to enter the Church of Scientology's Los Angeles headquarters is turned down. Theroux's insatiable curiosity motivates him to understand what life inside the Church is really like, and with the aid of former second-in-command at the Church, Mark Marty' Rathbun, he uses actors to replay incidents people claim they experienced with high profile members such as Tom Cruise and leader David Miscavige. Suffused with a good dose of humour and moments worthy of a Hollywood script, LOUIS THEROUX: MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE proves that what people do in the name of religion can be truly stranger than fiction
Atari : game over( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary explores the urban legend known as 'The Great Video Game Burial of 1983' when the Atari Corporation, faced with an overwhelmingly negative response to the E.T. video game, disposed of millions of video game cartridges in the small town of Alamogordo, New Mexico
I am Ali by Clare Lewins( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate and heart-warming look at the man behind the legend as we've never seen Ali before. The documentary is told through exclusive, unprecedented access to Ali's personal archive of voice recordings combined with touching interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends, including his daughters, son, ex-wife and brother, plus legends of the boxing community including Mike Tyson, George Foreman and Gene Kilroy
Bolshoi Babylon( Visual )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This behind-the-scenes look at the famed Bolshoi Ballet company includes coverage of the 2013, acid attack on Sergei Filin, dancer and former ballet director. Special features include deleted and extended scenes, an interview with the director and producer, and the original theatrical trailer
Sugarman( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Au début des années 70, Sixto Rodriguez enregistre deux albums sur un label de Motown. C'est un échec, à tel point qu’on raconte qu’il se serait suicidé sur scène. Plus personne n’entendit parler de Rodriguez. Sauf en Afrique du Sud où, sans qu’il le sache, son disque devint un symbole de la lutte contre l’Apartheid. Des années plus tard, deux fans du Cap partent à la recherche de “Sugar Man”. Ce qu’ils découvrent est une histoire faite de surprises, d’émotions et d’inspiration."
Proyecto Nim = Project Nim( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En la década de los 70, el chimpancé Nim fue sometido a un experimento cuyo objetivo era comprobar qué efectos tendría sobre el animal el hecho de ser criado y alimentado como un ser humano
LA 92 by Carol Judith Patrie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests and violence in Los Angeles, LA 92 immerses viewers in that tumultuous period through stunning and rarely seen footage. Produced by Oscar® winner Simon Chinn and Emmy® winner Jonathan Chinn and directed by Oscar® winners Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin, the film brings a fresh perspective to a pivotal moment."--Container
Smallpox 2002 : silent weapon by Dan Percival( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This docu-drama reports on a fictitious attack made by terrorists using the smallpox virus. Starting in New York the virus is ruthlessly carried out by one man travelling around the city. Using hindsight and video diaries the film looks back on the global impact that a silent attack would have on the world
The thread by Don Paterson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Thread is a documentary that exposes how the internet manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers changed the face of journalism forever, and discusses the undeniable impact amateur internet writers are having on journalism today. Following the deadly attacks at the 2013 Boston Marathon, amateur internet sleuths took to Twitter and Reddit, intent on identifying the individuals responsible for the biggest terror attack on U.S. soil since 9/11. More than 3 million people followed the manhunt on Reddit, many of whom were convinced they were qualified to identify clues or suspects, based upon their internet investigations. Set against a backdrop of the official, week-long hunt for the terrorists on the streets of Boston, this documentary reveals the parallel, unofficial, online investigation that captured the world's imagination, but led to innocent people being accused of the crime. This thought-provoking documentary explores how the media landscape has been transformed by widespread use of social media, and questions the future of traditional journalism. The documentary features interviews with journalists and executives of global media giants, as well as social media users, to ask important questions about the media and society"--Website
Koi no tsumi = Guilty of romance by Sion Sono( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The dramatic account of three women and their lives, seen through the looking glass of sex, words, madness, death, and family. Set just before the turn of the 21st century, a grisly murder occurs in Maruyama-cho, Shibuya -- a love hotel district -- a woman was found dead in a derelict apartment in the pouring rain. Whilst the police investigate, the story interweaves with that of Izumi, the wife of a famous romantic novelist whose life seems just a daily repetition without romance. One day, to break away from the loveless monotony, she decides to follow her desires and accepts a job as a naked model faking sex in front of the camera. Soon she meets with a mentor and starts selling her body to strangers, whilst at home she hides behind the facade that she is still the wife she is supposed to be"--Bounty Films website
Man on waiya = Man on wire( Visual )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Y el mejor Oscar al mejor documental es para( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Trata sobre la emigración de los pinguinos en la Antártida. Cada año en la Antártida da comienzo un emocionante y hermoso viaje. Cientos de miles de pingüinos Emperador abandonan la seguridad del océano para adentrarse en la desértica tierra helada. Una región tan dura y extrema que ningún otro ser vivo se atreve a habitar. Toda la comunidad de Pingüinos marchan a través de este difícil paisaje de hielo. Con resolución y valentía conducidos por su necesidad de reproducirse con el fín de la supervivencia de la especie. Esta es la historia de una familia de pingüinos. De cómo tras decenas de kilómetros y tras poner un único huevo, la madre regresa al mar a comer mientras el padre se queda para incubar el huevo a la espera de que la madre regrese. Los padres permanecen 4 meses incubando y sin alimentarse. Cuando los pequeños nacen, las madres tan sólo tienen 48 horas para regresar o los bebés pingüino morirán. Tantos unos como otros estarán sujetos a condiciones extremas de supervivencia con temperaturas de más de 40 grados bajo cero, todo ello con el fin de prolongar la especie (El viaje del emperador)
ha-Nasikh ha-yaroḳ = al-Amir al-aḥdar( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Hebrew and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"A Palestinian in Ramallah, Mosab Hassan Yousef grows up angry and ready to fight Israel. Arrested for smuggling guns at the age of 17, he's interrogated by the Shin Bet, Israel's security service, and sent to prison. But shocked by Hamas's ruthless tactics in the prison and the organization's escalating campaign of suicide bombings outside, Mosab agrees to spy for Israel. For him, there is no greater shame. For his Shin Bet handler, Gonen, there is no greater prize: "operating" the oldest son of a founding member of Hamas"--IMDb
Le funambule( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

L'histoire du "crime artistique du siècle" : en 1974, Philippe Petit tend un câble entre les tours du World Trade Center, à New York, alors les immeubles les plus hauts du monde, et passe presque une heure à danser en l'air avant de se faire arrêter par la police
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