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Miller, Philip 1964-

Works: 45 works in 77 publications in 3 languages and 3,914 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Television mini-series  Historical television programs  History  Biographical television programs  Biographical films  Historical films  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Composer, Author, Adapter
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Philip Miller
Most widely held works by Philip Miller
Roots( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gripping story is told through four generations, from the capture of Kunta Kinte in Africa to his transport to Colonial America in brutal conditions through successive generations fighting to win their freedom in the Civil War
Catch a fire by Phillip Noyce( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of a South African hero's journey to freedom. In the country's turbulent and divided times in the 1980s, Patrick Chamusso is an oil refinery foreman and soccer coach who is apolitical. That is, until he and his wife Precious are jailed. Patrick is stunned into action against the country's oppressive reigning system, even as police Colonel Nic Vos further insinuates himself into the Chamussos' lives
The book of Negroes( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A universal story of loss, courage and triumph, this recounts the extraordinary journey of Aminata Diallo, an indomitable African woman who survives in a world in which everything seems to be against her. Kidnapped by slave traders in West Africa then sold into slavery in South Carolina, Aminata navigates her way through the American Revolution in New York, the isolated refuge of Nova Scotia, and the treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, before finally securing her freedom in England
Mother of George by Andrew Dosunmu( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adenike and Ayodele are a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn. Following the joyous celebration of the their wedding, complications arise out of their inability to conceive a child, a problem that devastates their family and defies cultural expectations, leading Adenike to make a shocking decision that could either save her family or destroy it
Black butterflies by Fan de ao si te( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ingrid Jonker stösst mit ihren Texten auf viel Ablehnung, vor allem bei ihrem Vater
Shirley Adams( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Afrikaans and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this deeply affecting portrait of ordinary courage in present-day South Africa, a single mother, Shirley Adams, struggles to care for her paraplegic teenage son, Donovan, in a depressed district on the outskirts of Cape Town. Wearied but resolute, she desperately clings to him as he withdraws from the world following a suicide attempt, and is hopeful when his spirits are momentarily lifted by the appearance of Tamsin, a pretty but overeager social worker. But when the relationship between Donovan and Tamsin sours, his fragile emotional health declines, and Shirley's faith and perseverance are put to the ultimate test. First-time director Oliver Hermanus's observant camera holds close to its subjects, capturing the claustrophobia, intimacy and hushed anguish surrounding the tender daily routines of a mother and her child
Point of view : an anthology of the moving image by N.Y.) New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 11 short films by various video artists and avant garde filmmakers
The refusal of time by William Kentridge( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L|artiste Sud-Africain William Kentridge présentera à la 13e Documenta de Kassel, de juin à septembre 2012, une installation-spectacle intitulée The Refusal of Time. Événement culturel international, la Documenta expose tous les cinq ans les artistes majeurs de l|art contemporain autour d|une problématique faisant émerger les enjeux actuels de l|art. Le spectacle sera également accueilli au Festival d|Avignon, au Festival RomaEuropa et dans divers lieux culturels européens.0Né de la rencontre avec le compositeur Philip Miller et d|une série d|échanges avec l|historien des sciences Peter Galison, Refusal of Time mêle musique, lecture, danse, chants, vidéos, dessins, performance et met en scène les interrogations de Kentridge sur la notion de temps
Miners shot down( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In August 2012, mineworkers in one of South Africa's biggest platinum mines began a wildcat strike for better wages. Six days later, the police used live ammunition to brutally suppress the strike, killing 34 and injuring many more. Miners Shot Down shows the courageous fight waged by a group of low-paid workers against the combined forces of mining company Lonmin, the ANC government and their allies in the National Union of Mineworkers. What emerges is collusion at the top, spiralling violence and the country's first post-apartheid massacre"--Container
Against the wild II : survive the Serengeti( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the wild II: survive the Serengeti: For bickering siblings Ryan and Emma, it was going to be a fun weekend visit with their dad at his job in Africa. But when their small plane crash-lands in the Serengeti, they have only each other, along with their fellow passenger, a Malamute named Chinook, to rely on. The rescue teams are searching. Their mom is panicked. Can brother, sister, and one courageous dog now learn how to conquer their fears and trust each other in the most beautiful yet untamed wilderness of all?
I am not me, the horse is not mine by William Kentridge( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Kentridge's multi-channel projection installation of eight film fragments, entitled I am not me, the horse is not mine, was first presented to international acclaim at the Sydney Biennale in June 2008. The work is based on the absurdist short story, The Nose (1837), by Nikolai Gogol, in which the pompous government official, Kovalyov, wakes up one day to find that his nose has taken on a life of its own and gone for a walk around the city of St Petersburg. In a sequence of comical scenes, the main character attempts - with increasingly ridiculous efforts - to chase after his nose, recapture it and stick it back on his face. I am not me, the horse is not mine stems from the artist's ongoing interest in the roots and development of modernism: a mixture of the absurd, the self-reflective (and the 'self-divided') and its many forms of fragmentation. It also deals particularly with Russia's response to modernism in the 1930s and the histories and terrors of oppression. This exhibition was made possible by the Goodman Gallery
Triomf( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in Afrikaans and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the poor white suburb of Triomf, which was built on the ruins of Sophiatown, this South African movie plays out in the run-up to the first democratic elections in 1994. The son in the family turns 21 on the day of the election, and he has been promised a surprise ... a 'nice' girl. The family is particularly dysfunctional, and the idea behind the present is to get the boy to move out. Meanwhile, his friend, a black man, is looking forward to claiming their house right after the election."--Http://
Paths to freedom( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Paths to Freedom, veterans of Namibia's liberation struggle tell how they formed OPC (Ovamboland People's Congress), OPO (Ovamboland People's Organisation) and SWAPO (South West African Peoples Organisation) to fight to an end to the cruelties of contract labour and to demand the withdrawal of South Africa from Namibia. Told against the contexts of the United Nations' responsibility for Namibia and the Winds of Change sweeping across Africa in the 1950s and 1960s, the film tracks the many journeys Namibians undertook to campaign for freedom and finally launch the armed struggle at Omugulugwombashe on August 26, 1966"--Container
It's my life by Brian Tilley( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite the fact that anti-retroviral medicines would allow 4.7 million South Africans with HIV to lead almost normal lives, the South African government has failed to provide them in public hospitals and clinics. And in a series of dangerous public statements, the President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, has questioned the link between HIV and AIDS. In response to these devastating policies Zackie Achmat, who is HIV positive and the acting chairperson of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), has decided not to take anti-retroviral medicines until they are made available by the government in public hospitals and clinics. Filmed over five months, Its My Life follows Zackie as he leads a court battle against the multinational drug companies to allow the introduction of cheaper, generic drugs, and takes on the South African government for its confusing policies around HIV and AIDS. Zackie's provocative position is not one all his friends and colleagues support. When Zackie gets ill, everyone wants to know why he refuses to take the medicines that would let him lead a healthier life. It's My Life interweaves personal and public images to provide an intimate look at an internationally profiled defiance campaign, and the complexities of its leading figure."--Container
The Man Who Drove With Mandela( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Cecil Williams, a white anti-apartheid freedom fighter and theater director who enabled Mandela to travel around the country and organize the struggle against the apartheid regime, disguised as a chauffeur. Includes archive footage, home movies, personal testimony from resistance activists, and stories of secret gay life in apartheid South Africa
The flyer by Frank Peijnenburg( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young child living on the streets of Cape Town, whose life changes after he finds a mentor in an old trapeze artist
Music from William Kentridge's '9 drawings for projection' by Philip Miller( Recording )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When we were black( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is Soweto, 1976, and Fistos, an intelligent but shy teenager, meets Mangi, the girl of his dreams. The daughter of a local liberation preacher, she is the on-off girlfriend of Modise, a rising star in the world of student politics. Fistos is smitten, and being the target of the school gang doesn't help either. Now, not only must he confront these bullies, but he must cloak his sexual desires and learn the art of seduction within a revolutionary context."--Container
Music by Philip Miller from the soundtrack to William Kentridge's Black Box/Chambre Noir by Philip Miller( Recording )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bang Bang Club( Visual )

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

Steven Silver writes and directs this drama based on the real-life experiences of four war photographers as they document the final days of apartheid in 1990s South Africa. Ryan Phillippe stars as Greg Marinovich, a freelance Soweto photographer who hooks up with three other photo-journalists - Kevin Carter (Taylor Kitsch), Ken Oosterbroek (Frank Rautenbach) and Joao Silva (Neels Van Jaarsveld). The four men, dubbing themselves the 'Bang Bang Club', set out to capture the brutalities of war as the three predominant fighting forces struggle for power. They go on to win several Pulitzer prizes for their brave and uncompromising work, but their harrowing experiences take their toll, and only two of the group - Marinovich and Siulva - survive to write the book on which the film is based
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