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Zala Films (Firm)

Works: 13 works in 19 publications in 2 languages and 713 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Biographical films  Biography  Nonfiction films  History  Film adaptations  Interviews  Filmed interviews  Conference papers and proceedings  Personal narratives 
Roles: Producer, Distributor
Classifications: QA29.E68, 510.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Zala Films (Firm)
Most widely held works by Zala Films (Firm)
N is a number : a portrait of Paul Erdős by George Paul Csicsery( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary filmed in England, Hungary, Poland and the United States over a period of four years presenting mathematician Paul Erdos's mathematical quest in its personal and philosophical dimensions, and the tragic historical events that molded his life
Hard problems : the road to the world's toughest math contest by George Paul Csicsery( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"About the extraordinarily gifted students who represented the United States in 2006 at the world's toughest math competition: the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). It is the story of six American high school students who competed with 500 others from 90 countries in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The film shows the dedication and perseverance of these remarkably talented students, the rigorous preparation they undertake, and the joy they get out of solving challenging problems. It captures the spirit that infuses the mathematical quest at the highest level"--Container
Julia Robinson and Hilbert's tenth problem( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Julia Robinson was the first woman elected to the mathematical section of the National Academy of Sciences, and the first woman to become president of the American Mathematical Society. While tracing Robinson's contribution to the solution of Hilbert's tenth problem, the film illuminates how her work led to an unusual friendship between Russian and American colleagues at the height of the Cold War."--Container
I want to be a mathematician : a conversation with Paul Halmos( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this interview, Paul Halmos, talks about his thoughts on mathematics, how to teach mathematics and also how to write about it
The Thursday Club( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with police officers on duty during the Stop the Draft Week in Oakland, California, 1967
Counting from infinity : Yitang Zhang and the twin prime conjecture( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In April 2013, a lecturer at the University of New Hampshire submitted a paper to the Annals of Mathematics. Within weeks word spread--a little-known mathematician, with no permanent job, working in complete isolation had made an important breakthrough towards solving the Twin Prime Conjecture. Yitang Zhang's techniques for bounding the gaps between primes soon led to rapid progress by the Polymath Group, and a further innovation by James Maynard. The film is a study of Zhang's rise from obscurity and a disadvantaged youth to mathematical celebrity ... interwoven with a history of the Twin Prime Conjecture as told by several mathematicians, many of whom have wrestled with this enormously challenging problem in Number Theory--Daniel Goldston, Kannan Soundararajan, Andrew Granville, Peter Sarnak, Enrico Bombieri, James Maynard, Nicholas Katz, David Eisenbud, Ken Ribet, and Terry Tao"--Container
Taking the long view the life of Shiing-shen Chern( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines the life of a remarkable mathematician whose formidable mathematical contributions were matched by an approach and vision that helped build bridges between China and the West. The biographical documentary follows Shiing-shen Chern through many of the most dramatic events of the 20th century, portraying a man who dedicated his life to pure mathematics with the style of a classical Chinese sage. Shiing-shen Chern (1911-2004) is considered a father of modern differential geometry."--Film website
Navajo math circles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Follows Navajo students in a lively collaboration with mathematicians. The math circles approach emphasizes student-centered learning by putting children in charge of exploring mathematics to their own joy and satisfaction. The documentary reveals the challenges in education for the Navajo Nation. Applications of math in Native culture provide tools for increasing math literacy, highlighting the special connections between Navajo culture, natural beauty, and mathematics. The presence of math circles raises the hopes of parents, students, and teachers for a brighter future"--Container
To prove and conjecture : excerpts from three lectures by Paul Erdʺos by Paul Erdős( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpts from three lectures presented by Paul Erdős at three separate conferences held at San Francisco State University, July 26, 1989, Poznań, Poland, August 7, 1989 and Cambridge University, June 12, 1991
On mathematical grounds( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profile of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and its programs
Songs along a stony road( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Hungarian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the music of Hungarians in Transylvania and Moldavia and the musicologist Zoltán Kallós, of Rascruci/Válaszút, Romania, who has collected the folk music of his native land for over 50 years
Television, the enchanted mirror( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the role of tv in the formation of perceptions of reality and of moral values. The film examines the impact of tv on the family, on individuals, and social institutions
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N is a number : a portrait of Paul Erdős
I want to be a mathematician : a conversation with Paul HalmosThe Thursday Club