Most widely held works by Sept/Arte (Firm)
The 50 years war Israel and the Arabs ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 1,076 libraries worldwide
Begins with the 1947 UN decision to partition Palestine and continues to current day (1998). The film includes interviews and news clips of heads of state and other military and intelligence leaders. Traces history of Palestinian Liberation Organization.
The Charles Burnett collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 603 libraries worldwide
Killer of sheep: An African-American slaughterhouse worker searches for tiny moments of beauty in his predominantly bleak life.
Beau travail ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in French and held by 381 libraries worldwide
Men in the French Foreign Legion, escaping some personal or legal entanglement, can leave their lives behind and take on a new identity. In an outpost in Djibouti, the men of the Legion yield to the rigid discipline and unvarying routine of life within it. When new recruit Sentain saves the life of a fellow soldier, brooding taskmaster Sgt. Galoup sets out to destroy him. The film observes how power functions among men, and considers the consequences of remaining a stranger, even as the Legionnaires must always remain strangers.
Méliès le cinémagicien ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 363 libraries worldwide
La magie Méliès: documentary film about the life and work of film pioneer Georges Méliès. Includes archival footage, interviews, film excerpts, reconstructions and interviews.
Ressources humaines Human resources ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in French and held by 360 libraries worldwide
Franck takes an internship in Human Resources at a factory where his father works. When Franck's efforts to better the company lead to the firing of many employees, including his father, a furious confrontation ensues.
Merce Cunningham a lifetime of dance ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 355 libraries worldwide
Merce Cunningham, a colossus of 20th-century choreography, is perhaps most famous for his sheer fecundity--inventing steps, choreographing 200+ dances, and over 800 "Events" (site-specific works). At the forefront of the American avant-garde for more than 50 years, he abandoned conventional elements of dance structure, most controversially, the relationship of dance and music influenced by his collaboration with composer John Cage. Endlessly inventive and inquisitive, Cunningham collaborated with a wide range of composers, designers, and artists, incorporating video into pieces, and employing computerized choreography in his later years to instruct members of his company. Unlike most choreographers, movement itself was his principal subject matter--neither narrative nor musical form determines the dance structure. Cunningham leaves a vast legacy, but he expressed his view of his art saying, "Dancing is the art of the present tense."
The art of violin a film ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
Features archival performance footage and interviews, this film profiles the world of the violin in the 20th century and its most outstanding performers. ... some silent, and later resynchronised, film footage ..."--Container.
Der Ring des Nibelungen ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 320 libraries worldwide
An allegory telling the mythic tale of the battle for power between the Nibelung dwarfs, the giants and the gods.
La vie sur terre Life on earth ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in French and held by 318 libraries worldwide
A film about the significance of the start of the 21st Century for people still struggling to enter the 20th. Abderrahmane Sissako's solution was to improvise a 'fictional documentary' out of daily life in Sokolo, his father's village in Mali near the southeastern corner of Mauritania. He then overlaid these vignettes with readings from Aimé Césaire ... Behind all of this, he weaves the melancholy tones ["Folon"] of the great Malian tenor, Salif Keita and music by other artists.
Ella Fitzgerald something to live for ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
"Chronicles Ella's entire career, from her amateur night appearance at the Apollo Theater in New York to her unparalleled success on the stage and screen. The film includes never-before-seen performance footage and interviews with many of the great musicians who worked with and admired [Ella Fitzgerald]"--Container.
La commune (Paris 1871) ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in French and held by 241 libraries worldwide
Explores that famous, brief, romantic, and tragic period when poor and working-class Parisians rose up against the "bourgeois" French national government, which fled the capital and re-established itself in Versailles. As the historical drama unfolds, it is also "covered" by two television news crews - one from "National TV Versailles" which broadcasts the official version and the other from "Commune TV," giving voice to the rebellious Communards.
La batalla de Chile la lucha de un pueblo sin armas = The battle of Chile : the struggle of an unarmed people ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 234 libraries worldwide
La batalla de Chile : "On September 11, 1973, President Salvador Allende's democratically-elected Chilean government was overthrown in a bloody coup by General Augusto Pinochet's army. Patricio Guzmán and five colleagues had been filming the political developments in Chile throughout the nine months leading up to that day. The bombing of the Presidential Palace, during which Allende died, would now become the ending for Guzmán's seminal documentary ... [a] chronicle of that country's open and peaceful socialist revolution, and of the violent counter-revolution against it."--Container.
West Beyrouth ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Arabic and held by 226 libraries worldwide
"For Tarek and Omar, two teenagers living in Lebanon, the simple day-to-day pleasures of their world consist of biking, making home movies and contemplating life. But as their city splits following the first stirrings of war, school is shut down and the two friends suddenly find themselves on a permanent vacation in a dangerous playground. When Tarek meets May, a girl from the neighborhood, falling in love creates more of a challenge than expected, as religious division threatens their romance."--Container.
Marius et Jeannette ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 201 libraries worldwide
"In a small port outside of Marseilles, an animated circle of friends and neighbors join to share in the funny, colorful and off-beat love story of Marius and Jeannette. The vivacious, loud-mouthed Jeannette first meets Marius when he catches her trying to steal paint from the grounds of the cement factory he was hired to guard. Although it's a precarious beginning, the two quickly turn their initial attraction into a budding romance. However, just as their relationship begins to flourish, the warm-hearted Marius retreats with no explanation. Troubled with Marius' mysterious withdrawal, Jeannette's spirited neighbors decide to intervene with hopes of helping the two unlikely lovers save their romance."--Container.
Daresalam ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Arabic and held by 190 libraries worldwide
In a small Central African village, boyhood friends Djimi and Koni have come of age under a post-colonial government that levies crippling taxes and legally robs local farmers of their meager crops. When impulsive Koni savagely attacks a visiting government official, the resulting massacre forces the two friends on a journey that will transform them from boys into men.
Woubi chéri ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in French and held by 181 libraries worldwide
"Woubi Chéri is the first film to give African homosexuals a chance to describe their world in their own words. Often funny, sometimes ribald, but always real, this documentary introduces us to gender pioneers demanding their right to construct a distinct African homosexuality"--California Newsreel Web site.
Don Carlos an opera in five acts ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 164 libraries worldwide
In the 16th century, with the aftermath of war between Spain and France, Don Carlo, the heir to the Spanish throne, comes to France to meet with his beloved Elizabeth de Valois. Inevitably politics divide the lovers, and while Rodrigue falls in with Flemish rebels, the Inquisition is determined to be the power behind the peace.
La damnation de Faust légende dramatique ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in French and held by 158 libraries worldwide
Faust makes a pact with the devil.
Death by design ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Death By Design looks at the interaction of cells, and how communication between cells leads to apoptosis, or programmed cell death. It addresses the method and reasons for communications between cells: where to go, what to do when they get there, and when to die. It is important that cells die. In this illuminating primer on the whys and wherefores of biological processes, programmed cell death is explained as essential to our health, which is one that consists of microscopic organisms working in unison for the betterment of the whole.
Contacts ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 148 libraries worldwide
A collection of films examining contemporary photographers--their work, their points-of-view, their secrets of creation.
African American families African Americans Arab-Israeli conflict Armed Forces Biography Comedy films Corporate reorganizations Courtship Criticism, interpretation, etc. Dancers Documentary films Documentary films Documentary television programs Drama Factory management Fathers and sons Feature films Feature films Fiction films Films for the hearing impaired Foreign films France France--Paris Historical films Historical television programs History Internship programs Interviews Israel Jazz musicians Mali Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Motion picture producers and directors Motion pictures Motion pictures, French Munaẓẓamat al-Taḥrīr al-Filasṭīnīyah Nonfiction films Operas Personnel management Photographers Photography Political science Short films Silent films Social history Television adaptations United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Violinists
7 Arte (Firm)
Société d'édition et de programmation de télévision
Société européenne de programme de télévision
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