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Ciné Fête

Works: 472 works in 508 publications in 2 languages and 1,608 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction films  Biography  Interviews  Dance films  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical films  Film adaptations  History 
Classifications: HF6161.B4, 658.827
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ciné Fête
Achieving the unachievable( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how the art of M.C. Escher helped mathematician Hendrik Lenstra overcome the Infinity Barrier. In 1956, Dutch artist Maurits C. Escher began a new work that challenged the laws of perspective to a point he found himself unable to pass, the so-called "infinity barrier". The challenges contained in the uncompleted work continued to be unsolved for over 50 years, until mathematician Hendrik Lenstra discovered a way to finally break through the apparently unbreakable wall
Quarantaine( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film, directed and produced by Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer, written in collaboration with celebrated vocalist, musician and director Charmaine LeBlanc, weaves together dance, song, animation and documentary video. A poetic unveiling of four male dancers at midlife - still vital, powerful and strong - performing unadorned, without masks or shame as they take stock, probe uncertainties about fading youth exploring their hopes, vulnerabilities and regrets. As these celebrated performers shed all inhibitions and confront their past head on, they reveal their need for intimacy and to be understood by their fellow men. The production explores a transformative moment in these men's lives, as their desire to connect, to be comforted and loved takes precedence over all fear
Nunavik a vast land( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode looks at the physical landscape, the region's giant hydroelectrical power plants, its mountain ranges, its mineral riches and its geological curiosities. But it is the images of the region's beauty and fragility which underline the delicate balance that must be struck between traditional culture and modern life--Container
Nunavik a nurturing sea( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Inuits live in intimate contact with the sea. Despite the encroachments of the modern world, they still depend on it for food and other necessities. Seals, whales, walruses, fish, crustaceans, molluscs and algae are staples of the Inuit diet. Traditions and legends based on the sea--the importance of the sea in their spiritual and daily life--Container
Nunavik animals by the millions( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Inuits are the guardians and hunters of the largest herd of wild land mammals in the world. Some one million caribou roam the banks of the George and Feuilles Rivers, migrating thousands of kilometres to forage for food. We follow their migration, and look at efforts to domesticate caribou and raise them commercially. We talk to a scientist who has studied the worrying spread of chemical pollutants in the food chain into the tissues of marine animals, like the Beluga, that are consumed by the Inuits--Container
Food war( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This investigative documentary provides an extensive coverage of two crucial issues: food production and food distribution around the world. Shot in more than 15 countries such as India, Iraq, Great Britain, Brazil, and USA, this insightful program presents an in-depth analysis of a war that touches the Northern and Southern hemiospheres. Some players are already in place for a high-stakes food war. Who and where are they?"--container
China decade( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Delves deeper to examine the challenges faced by China and how the country is handling the rising expectation of its people"--Container
Psychology and performance( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Training and talent are vital components of the elite athlete, but what gives one elite athlete the winning edge over another? As we discover in this program, the mental space they inhabit on the day is where the battle is fought and won. Meet a champion boxer, an aerial skier and other top competitors as they prepare for their big wins"-Container
Her brilliant career( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines gender discrimination in the workplace and politics, and introduces the viewer to a controversial program for women executives
Retour vers le big bang Back to the big bang by Vivian Gateau( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quoi de neuf sur l'origine de l'univers? Une petite visite au LHC, l'accélérateur de particules européen censé reproduire les conditions du Big Bang, nous fait découvrir l'expérience la plus récente et la plus pointue autour de la théorie du Big Bang. Et ce n'est qu'un début! Une plongée dans l'infiniment petit et l'infiniment grand après laquelle quarks, bosons et leptons n'auront plus de secrets pour vous! --Conteneur
Magic Touch( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on Dominique Lemieux, costume designer for Cirque du Soleil and Celine Dion
In the name of the Führer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents World War II European war footage juxtaposed with words from Nazi publications, laws, announcements, directives, proclamations, war books, notices, school books and political documents that show the indoctrination of German children and the treatment of those children deemed non-Aryan
Disfarmer a portrait of America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the small mountain town of Heber Springs, Arkansas, a portrait photographer known as Mike Disfarmer captured the lives and emotions of the people of rural America during the two World Wars and the Great Depression. Critics have hailed Disfarmer's remarkable black and white portraits as "a work of artistic genius" and "a classical episode in the history of American photography." This feature documentary discovers an American master, his influence on the modern Manhattan art world, and the legacy he left behind in his hometown of Heber Springs"--Container
Seeking refuge( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Filmed over a 5 month period, Seeking refuge is the journey of five applicants seeking asylum in Canada as they enter the arduous maze of government bereaucracy, to obtain refugee status"--Container
Daughters of gardeners( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thirty-six million women are missing in India. The economic burden of dowries and the ancestral preference for boys make the birth of a daughter a shameful event. Ultrasound tests and abortions, medical acts which were supposed to represent progress for women, are instead being used against them. DAUGHTERS OF GARDENERS is a deeply moving and profoundly human documentary; an investigation of States where aborting girls has become a very profitable industry. This one-hour film follows the journey of a young Canadian journalist, in her quest to understand and document this demographic crisis, as well as its disastrous consequences on the entire Indian society."--Container
The sustainable city( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores ecological architecture in Europe
Pink attitude : princesses, pop stars & girl power( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cheerful, bubbly and colourful, the Girlie-Girl Culture is an unavoidable phenomenon of our western society. This ambiguous and popular culture-both angelic and demoniac constantly oscillates between two extreme images of women: the little girl and the temptress, ingénue, predator. How has the Girlie-Girl Culture managed to conquer the world, to shape and impose guidelines to a new feminine identity? Which cultural codes lurk behind the glitter and pink veneer of the Pink Attitude-codes that guide the majority of today's girls from cradle to adulthood? From Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Hello Kitty, Barbie and Bratz dolls, to pop icons Katy Perry, Rihanna or Miley Cyrus and their sugar-candy sexy videos clips and TV shows, romantic comedies, women's magazines and nail salons blooming on every street corner... Welcome to the land of Girly-Girl Culture"--Container
Karsh is history( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ernest Hemingway, Martin Luther King, Walt Disney, Einstein, Fidel Castro, JFK, Winson Churchill, Picasso, Glen Gould, Audrey Hepburn: we all know that single, most famous picture of every one of them. Behind the camera was the legendary photographer Yousuf Karsh. This film illuminates the multiple meanings ordinary people as well as critics, curators and philosophers attach to portrait photographs and - through the prism of these meanings - portrays the singular career of Yousuf Karsh the ultimate mythmaker"--Container
Body language by Dona Harap( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[The film] exposes the power of nonverbal behaviour in areas we have never thought of before. In the UK, a new robot specially designed to stimulate the expression of emotions interacts with autistic children; in Canada, the founder of Synergology teaches people from all walks of life to read the micro-movements our body cannot hide; in the Netherlands, Emovision, a new piece of software built for market research, monitors the feelings of a subject by analysing his facial expressions; in Israel, the creator of the "Trust Based Security System" reveals the secret emotional weapon of Ben Gurion airport, where, in spite of some 50 threats a day, no bomb has ever exploded. And on the west coast of the US, two high profile scientists discover how the human brain develops empathy and how body language ultimately unites us all as human beings."--Distributor's website
In brands we trust( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ask what a brand is-- is it a product, a company, an advertising campaign, a myth? Examines the concept of branding, its history, its impact on youth, and the convergence of brands and culture. Includes commentary by Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwides's Kevin Roberts, Chanel's Jacques Helleu, and anti-corporate crusader Naomi Klein. Looks at various brands, including Coke, Nike, Chanel, Apple, and Benetton
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English (24)

French (2)