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Eyesteelfilm (Firm)

Works: 28 works in 117 publications in 4 languages and 3,251 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Film adaptations  Sports films  Drama  Ethnographic films  Experimental films  Biography 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: DS793.Y3, 915.12
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Eyesteelfilm (Firm)
Last train home = Gui tu lie che by Lixin Fan( Visual )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Chinese and English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every spring, China's cities are plunged into chaos as an astonishing 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year's holiday. This mass exodus is the largest human migration on the planet, an epic spectacle that reveals a country tragically caught between its rural past and industrial future. Working over several years in classic verite, Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Lixin Fan travels with one couple who have embarked on this annual trek for almost two decades
Up the Yangtze by Yung Chang( Visual )

30 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A "farewell cruise" takes a luxury ship up the vast Yangtze River shortly before completion of the massive Three Gorges Dam. The passengers glimpse a rapidly changing countryside, while the local people struggle to adapt as their lives are irrevocably altered
Rip! : a remix manifesto by Brett Gaylor( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the complexities of intellectual property in the era of peer-to-peer file sharing. Interviews key figures in the debate, including Gregg Gillis, the Pittsburgh biomedical engineer who moonlights as Girl Talk, a mash-up artist rearranging the pop chart's DNA with his incongruous, entirely sample-based songs. A mash-up in itself, this shatters the wall between users and producers, and challenges the thresholds of 'fair use.'
The fruit hunters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels across culture, history and geography to show how intertwined people are with the fruits they eat. The ranks of the fruit-obsessed include adventurers, scientists, fruit detectives and even movie star Bill Pullman, fruit hunters dedicating themselves to searching for and saving rare and exotic fruit, and to creating a Garden of Eden in a world increasingly dominated by industrialized monoculture
Taqwacore : the birth of punk Islam( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taqwacore chronicles the nascent Muslim punk rock movement in America. It was inspired by the work of Michael Knight, a convert to Islam who wrote the novel The Taqwacores (a term combining the Muslim concept of God consciousness with hardcore punk). ... The film follows Knight and a variety of young subversives on tour as they shock and awe spectators in the U.S. before bringing their music to Lahore. They break every taboo along the way ... "--Container
China heavyweight = Qian chui bai lian( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Chinese and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... [F]ollows the charismatic Qi Moxiang, a former boxing star and state coach who recruits young fighting talent from the impoverished farms and villages across Sichuan province. A select few boys (and girls) are sent to national training centers, with the hope of discovering China's next Olympic heroes"--Container
Jingle bell rocks!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a cinematic sleigh-ride into the strange universe of alternative Christmas music, Mitchell Kezin delves into the minds of some of the world's most legendary Christmas music fanatics and hits the road to hang with his holiday heroes, including hip hop legend Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons of RUN-D.M.C., the Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, filmmaker John Waters, bebopper Bob Dorough, L.A. DJ and musicologist Dr. Demento, and calypso legend the Mighty Sparrow. Features live performances, interviews, and rare archival footage
Gambling boys( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delves into the world of teen gambling, a world that offers excitement, the potent allure of making big money, and as many are discovering, the potential for serious addiction problems. Interwoven throughout are lively interviews with high school students, a debt collector who knows exactly what's happening when kids get in over their heads, and the passionate story of Did, a recoverd gambler who now speaks to high school kids about his experience
Buzkashi!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Tajik and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donning protective gear that includes tank helmets from old wars, the players of Tajikistan's polo-like sport of Buzkashi prepare for competition as if going into battle. Rivalries, alliances, and political intrigues pit ancient values of honor and integrity against ego-driven hunger for power and wealth, and this film, both an exploration of the game and a character study of three of its top players, opens an intriguing window on this former Soviet republic. While scenes of hundreds of riders on horseback racing across the plateaus of this mountainous country are striking and viscerally thrilling, the personal lives of the protagonists--husbands and fathers devoted to their families and with deep roots in their communities--emerge as surprisingly familiar
Atanasoff : father of the computer( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and work of John Vincent Atanasoff, a professor at Iowa State University who invented the first electronic digital computer in the late 1930s
Antoine by Laura Bari( Visual )

5 editions published in 2011 in French and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A sensitive portrait of the real and imaginary life of Antoine ... This child of Vietnamese origin was born 100 days prematurely. He was integrated into the regular school system in Montreal with unprecedented success. Antoine is five years old and he is blind."
The colony by Mieke Bal( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A bi-racial menage a trois drenched in surrealist urban skank. Maytag, a reservation displaced Mi'gMaq, latches onto the only other Indian within light years of the city only to have her snatched away by his drug dealer and friend. Sadistically lovesick and drug addled, Maytag launches an insecticide on the cockroaches that have colonized his trailer convinced that they helped steal his fiance. Heart broken and thoroughly crushed, he turns to his only friend for solace, his chainsaw. A demented allegory on miscegenation, the plight of modern native Canadians and their affinity for self-destruction."--IMDb, Aug. 5, 2016
The Frog Princes( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A theatre troupe works tirelessly to put on a play. The challenges they face are typical of the dramas that unfold behind the scenes of any live show. There's the backstage politics, the forgotten lines, the missed cues, the romances and the rivalries. But for this troupe, the stakes are a bit higher: each cast member faces intellectual, developmental and mental health disabilities. Led by their charismatic mentor, the troupe learn how to hone[r] their talents and perform with their fellow cast-mates, all the while working through their personal struggles to mount an ambitious adaptation of The Frog and the Princess."--Back of container
Nollywood Babylon by Ben Addelman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the wild world of "Nollywood," a term coined in the early '90s to describe the world's fastest-growing national cinema, the Nigerian film industry. The film delves first-hand into Nigeria's explosive homegrown movie industry, producing 2500 films a year, most for under $10,000. Peppered with interviews with producers, directors and actors, film clips and buoyed by a rousing score fusing Afropop and traditional sounds, Nollywood Babylon celebrates the distinctive power of Nigerian cinema now bursting beyond the borders of Africa
An angry Inuk( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Inuk filmmaker takes a close look at the central role of seal hunting in the lives of the Inuit, the importance of the revenue they earn from sales of seal skins, and the negative impact that international campaigns against the seal hunt have had on their lives
Inside Lara Roxx( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Au printemps 2004, Lara Roxx, 21 ans, a quitté Montréal, sa ville natale, pour aller à Los Angeles en quête de gloire et de fortune dans l'industrie du divertissement pour adultes. À peine deux mois après avoir commencé à travailler dans cette industrie, elle a contracté une des formes les plus virulentes du HIV alors qu'elle tournait une scène de sexe pour la caméra. Inside Lara Roxx est un long métrage documentaire sur les événements qui ont menés à cette scène et les années qui ont suivies, ainsi que sur l'industrie du cinéma pour adultes et ses répercussions sur la vie d'une jeune fille. Lara Roxx, comme elle en est venue à être connue dans l'industrie, a été irrévocablement changé par son travail dans le porno. L'histoire de miss Roxx a fait sensation parmi les médias jusqu'à ce qu'ils s'en lassent et c'est à ce moment-là que commence vraiment Inside Lara Roxx, dans l'aile psychiatrique d'un hôpital montréalais. Le film suit Lara pendant cinq années tumultueuses alors qu'elle se bat pour construire une nouvelle identité et trouver de l'espoir dans le sillage de son passé"--[Conteneur]
Rainforest - The Limit of Splendour( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comparison of traditional forestry methods and modern logging and forestry methods on Vancouver Island
Québec court( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compilation de six courts métrages québécois réalisés de 2007 à 2010
The vanishing spring light( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a town set to vanish with redevelopment, a grandmother has a pleasant chat sitting in an alley as she often does, but she suffers a stroke and loses what little freedom she had. Conflict between her children deepens at her bedside, prompting reflection on her past in a startling portrait of honesty in the face of death. She confesses her memories, which are about toil and moil for the sake of her five children and she sorts through her lives for the camera. Facing the death of grandmother, the children's conflict is frankly revealed
Punk le vote! by Eric "Roach." Denis( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in French and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roach and Starbuck, two hardcore punks from Montreal, try to form their own political party but run out of time due to Canada's electoral process. Instead, they decide to campaign for political office as independent candidates. As they hit the campaign trail in one of Canada's wealthiest communities, each wants to do it his own way. While Roach proposes to reform our rotting electoral system, Starbuck's punk rock performance art is designed to shock the electorate into waking the fuck up. Roach mounts a media campaign proposing proportional representation; Starbuck campaigns door-to-door wearing a leather cape and a dildo, telling voters: "if you like it up the ass, vote Liberal." Anarchy or Federalism - what's the true path for a punk?
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Eye Steel Film

EyeSteel Productions

English (72)

Chinese (22)

French (11)

Tajik (1)