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CinéFête (Firm)

Overview
Works: 91 works in 93 publications in 3 languages and 123 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary films  Personal narratives  History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Nonfiction films  Social problem films  Educational films 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: HD9199.A2, 338.17373
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by CinéFête (Firm)
Daughters of gardeners( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 8 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. This 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
Coffee, beans to buzz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After oil, the second most traded commodity in the world is coffee!"
Endless fallout( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers three fallout from three disasters: Bhopal, Chornobyl, and Exxon Valdez
Leaving or dying( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some people will do anything for a chance at a better life. To escape a hopeless country, they will risk their lives. Many die trying. They can no longer share their stories. But there are countless others who can. Everyday around the world, millions of people pick up and leave, of their own volition or not, to escape a slow or imminent death, or to simply find peace, safety and food. This film retells the gripping stories of three people and their extraoordingary will to survive."--Container
Bad girl by Willie Varela( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women filmmakes are directing and producing hard-core videos to the female consumer. These women claim the right to pornography made by women for women and reject the censorship called for by feminists. Are they simply business-women out for their share of one of the most lucritive film markets, or avant-garde feminists and advocates of new sexual relationships? This documentary features selected film clips and interviews with feminist authors, filmmakers, anthropologists, sexologists and porn producers, directors and activists
Seals on the rocks( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each winter, on the ice floe of the St Lawrence, millions of seals from Greenland arrive to give birth. Each year, a war of images and ideology between hunters and ecologists takes place. This film attempts to analyse the issue and notably presents the point of view of the hunters by following them in a hunting expedition
Hypnosis : a window into the mind( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Western scientific community has always associated hypnosis with charlatanism. Today, however, the question is no longer posed. The challenge is elsewhere: to discover how this amazing and powerful capacity of the mind functions. The practical application for hypnosis has developed quickly: medical, legal or sporting hypnosis, all new areas of study have given us an insight into the immense possibilities of hypnosis.--Container
To disobey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers three soldiers in the United States (Camilo Mejia), Israel (Igal Vega), and Chile (Efrain Jana) who disobeyed and/or deserted
The hidden faces of the seal hunt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This documentary is about a controversial subject that, even after four decades, still attracts considerable world attention every year, starring Canada as the villain among civilized countries. Seal hunting has been the chosen cause of animal rights groups since the 1960's. Along with Paul Watson or Brian Davies and beginning with Brigitte Bardot, many stars have also expressed their opinions on the question. On the other side of this ongoing war, lies another reality, another point of view, one that has not been really considered in all its dimensions before. This film is about those who risk their life on ships that look fragile as toys in an infinity of ice floes. For the first time ever, the seal hunters of the Magdalen Islands speak their minds in front of the camera and share the realities that are theirs."--Container
A red carpet for the sun : the life of Irving Layton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montreal poet Irving Layton, born Israel Lazarovitch was for decades one of the most remarkable personalities on the Canadian literary scene. A brilliant and dedicated teacher, a pioneer of modernism in Canadian poetry, author of over 30 books of verse, he was notorious for his very public life. Traces the poet's childhood years in a poor immigrant household in Montreal's Yiddish-speaking neighbourhood, to his rich body of work, and his legacy as told by those he's touched over the years as poet, teacher, mentor, lover, and friend
Beckie Scott( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If more Canadians know of competitive cross-country skiing, the likely reason is trailblazer Beckie Scott. In a discipline dominated by Europeans, Beckie is only the second Canadian female ever to reach the podium at a World Cup event and the only North-American woman to ever win an Olympic medal. She's also been very vocal about the prevalence of drug use in her sport -- something that proved to be painfully ironic at the Salt Lake City Olympic Games. The two women who beat her for the Gold and Silver medals were later disqualified from the Games for doping."--Diversus Website
Women, water and 10,000 miles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is the most basic requirement of human survival - clean drinking water. Yet, about 1 billion people do no have access to it. 80% live in sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern and Southern Asia. About 4,500 children die every day because they have no clean drinking water. This story of one woman and a little girl who live in the most arid part of Rajasthan, India where the annual rainfall varies from 10 to 40 cm. and the entire rainfall of the year may fall on a single day. In India, water is solely a woman's problem. From the time girls are able to walk, they learn that it is their job to find and get water for the entire household. In a woman's lifetime, she will have walked more than 10,000 miles to get water."--Container
Clara Hughes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most of us will never know the feeling of mastering one sport; Clara Hughes knows what it's like to master two. Among only four people in the world to win medals at both a summer and winter Olympics, Clara credits athletics with giving her life direction and focus, especially as a teen."--Diversus Website
Undying love by Helene Kladowsky( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undying love recounts the poignant, enduring, and often miraculous love stories of survivors of The Shoah. It tells how particular couples managed, through love, to bear the unimaginable loss, depression and trauma that resulted from Hitler's genocide of the Jewish people. In the aftermath of the Allied victory, fortuitous matches made in DP camps, and the chance reunification of lone individuals whose entire communities were eradictated, are a metaphor for the resiliency of spirit exhibited by many survivors. Love and marriage helped them pick up the pieces of shattered lives and carry on, building new foundations in Canada and other countries
Ultime avant-poste Afghanistan by Tim Grucza( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the U.S. effort to build up the Afghan Army, the only real exit strategy. Shot from the ground and on the frontlines, the film chronicles the war through the portrait of two Afghans and an American soldier in an embedded team of 130 Afghans. The two cinematographers-directors, Tim Grucza and Yuri Maldavski, spent one month and a half with the soldiers in a tiny outpost, by the Pakistan border, looking into Waziristan. Ultimately, the film is a look at the absurdity of the war and the impossibility of the fight. It will also explore the psychology, motivation and identity of two people fighting a common enemy but radically opposed in their cultures and ways of life
Images of a dictatorship( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary chronicling General Augusto Pinochet's reign of terror in Chile. The film footage comes from the personal archives of a news cameraman who worked in Chile for 17 years
Chantal Petitclerc( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From world class athlete to a television host there seems to be no end to what Chantal Petitclerc can accomplish. A paraplegic since her early teens, Chantal participated in her first wheelchair race at the age of 18, and was immediately recognized as having significant natural talent. With a fierce determination to consistently improve and excel, Chantal has gone on to become one of the most decorated and recognized athletes in her sport. In 2002 she again wrote her name in the history books at the Commonwealth games, becoming the first disabled athlete ever to win a fully recognized medal at a multi-sport Games."--Diversus Website
Black coffee by SBS-TV( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"THE PERFECT CUP, heralds what some coffee experts have called "the romantic age of coffee". North Americans re-discover what their European counterparts have known all along; coffee is better when it's quality coffee, and the best place to find it is in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of the café. A quirky collection of vagabond hippies emerge from the 70's to create mega-chains like Starbuck's and Second Cup in the 80's. Coffee becomes the first global industry to experiment with Fair Trade practices (defined as coffee grown by co-operatives without the use of wage labourers and with respect for the environment) and a new breed of co-operative farmer is born in Central America. Activists wake-up to the fact that a pound of designer coffee in North America represents a full week's wage to coffee growers in the producing countries. They organize under the banner of "Fair Trade" and start to pressure the mega-chains to share their new wealth with producing countries. The new coffee consumers expect social justice in their morning cup. Consequently, marketing executives begin to realize that "fair trade" is more than ethics, it's good business. Consumers feel better knowing that drinking coffee is contributing to sustainable agricultural practices and increased profit for the small grower. As we enter the new millennium, the fair trade coffee bean remains a small part of the overall coffee market. But, with consumer consciousness on the rise, coffee represents the best hope for modeling a new relationship between the "have" and "have not" hemispheres. And in Cyber-cafés around the world, enlightened coffee drinkers and activists are making sure that the fair trade model continues to grow."--Cinéfête website
Thérèse Brisson( Visual )

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

"A 10-year veteran on the national team, Therese is known to coaches and teammates as one of the most dedicated and hardest working players around. She began playing Ringette as a girl and first tried hockey when a high school teacher decided to put together a women's squad. She lives her life with a philosophy of excellence -- of always working to one's potential."--Diversus Website
Get a life!( Visual )

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

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