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Wong, Germaine Ying Gee

Overview
Works: 54 works in 170 publications in 4 languages and 2,045 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Drama  Educational films  Internet videos  Interviews  History  Short films  Biography  Experimental films 
Roles: Producer, pmn, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 915.12
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Germaine Ying Gee Wong
Publications by Germaine Ying Gee Wong
Most widely held works by Germaine Ying Gee Wong
Up the Yangtze by Yung Chang( visu )
22 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 911 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( visu )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
Presents a documentary exploring the complexities of intellectual property in the era of peer-to-peer file sharing
Women and men unglued : marriage and relationships in the 21st century by Katherine Gilday( visu )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
"Looks at changing contemporary gender relations and expectations, exploring how men and women feel about issues such as dating, marriage, money, parenting, romantic love, feminism, and commitment"--Container
Wal-town : the film ( visu )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
"Interspersing frank exchanges between activists and Wal-Mart shoppers with interviews with a range of characters from either side of the issue, Wal-Town - The Film takes us to the frontlines of the ongoing debate over the company's dominance in the Canadian retail market. The film also creates an intimate portrait of six young activists as they experience the highs and lows of their first cross-country campaign."--Container
645 Wellington ( visu )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
A stone's throw from downtown Montreal, quirky artists, blue-collar workers and unconventional families are being forced to leave their old neighbourhood as high-tech firms move in. Like in so many other cities, the tech companies arrive with the promise of a rosy future--but it's one built on demolitions, evictions and the conversion of low-rent property to high-priced condos. This is a portrait of one building and its residents--people like Constanzo 'Fartman' Manna, an eccentric shipper and packer who's headed for Chile to marry the love of his life and bring her back to Montreal; artist Luc Bourbonnais, who is fighting desperately to hold on to the loft that inspires so much of his art; and Cuban émigré Rolando Zambrano, who ran a neighborhood snack bar for nearly 30 years. Shot over a period of six months and set to a pulsing Latin and rock soundtrack, 645 Wellington not only opens a window onto the lives of the building's residents but brings the building itself to life. We come to know the dark hallways, the corners and the doorways. We get to know them well. Just as they are about to change, forever
Baghdad twist by Joe Balass( visu )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and French and held by 78 libraries worldwide
"In this visual memoir, filmmaker Joe Balass, born in Baghdad in 1966, blends a voice-over interview with his mother, Valentine, and an evocative flow of photos, archival footage, and Super-8 home movies of his family's life in Iraq before their departure for a new home in Canada in 1970. In so doing, [the film] provides a poignant portrait of Iraq's Jewish society, which had existed since Babylonian times as one of the world's oldest and most historically significant Jewish communities, living harmoniously among their Arab neighbors. Following the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, however, they began to experience persecution, and thousands of Iraqi Jews fled"--Container
Atanarjuat = The fast runner by Zacharias Kunuk( visu )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 31 libraries worldwide
A retelling of an Inuit legend of love, jealousy, murder and revenge in the Igoolik brothers Atanarjuat and Amaqjuaq. Evil in the form of an unknown shaman divides a small community of Inuit, Twenty years later, two brothers emerge to challenge the evil order: Amaqjuag, the Strong One, and Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner. Atanarjuat wins the hand of the lovely Atuat away from the boastful son of the camp leader, Oki, who wows to get even. Oki ambushes the brothers in their sleep, killing Amaqjuaq, as Atanarjuat miraculously escapes running naked over the spring sea ice
Vendetta Song by Eylem Kaftan( visu )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
A young filmmaker travels deep into eastern Turkey, the heartland of her Kurdish ancestors, to investigate the unresolved murder of her aunt
Okimah ( visu )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Follows Cree hunters on the most important event of the season, the annual goose hunt. Okimah is at once a homage to generations of Cree hunters, a loving look at a cultural tradition and a plea for responsible stewardship of our resources
A day so beautiful ( visu )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
A thought-provoking drama of a day in the life of a young man alienated, yet strengthened and enlightened, by terminal illness
Mr Mergler's Gift by Beverly Shaffer( visu )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
"The girl sits at the piano and plays the opening bars of Für Elise. Daniel Mergler has heard the Beethoven bagatelle countless times over the decades, but this is different. He listens with surprise, and delight lights up the old man's eyes. The young pianist is Xin Ben, the 9-year-old daughter of Chinese immigrants. Fate has brought her to Mr Mergler, a music teacher whose career is drawing to a close. Mr Mergler's Gift is their remarkable story - a moving account of a student and her mentor, and a lyrical homage to the transcendent power of music"--Container
Turbulent waters ( visu )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
This documentary takes us below the deck to meet the men who toil at the grimy heart of the global economy. Whether it's petroleum, wheat or computer keyboards, over 90% of international trade moves by sea. Yet the men whose labour is the lifeblood of world trade reap few benefits. Every year over 2500 seafarers die on the job. Many work in dangerous conditions on ships flying flags of convenience, a common practice whereby companies register vessels in countries with low labour standards and corporate taxes. Seafarers who speak out are often blacklisted, which can end their careers. This hard-hitting documentary exposes the reality of international shipping, while giving a voice to the men who risk their lives to bring us the goods we need.--Container
Open Secrets ( visu )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Veterans break their silence after more than 60 years in this look at how the Armed Forces dealt with homosexual behaviour among soldiers during and after World War II. Includes interviews, archival footage and rare photographs
For Jackson : a time capsule from his two grandmothers ( visu )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Time capsules hold the irresistible allure of history made tangible. For Jackson: A Time Capsule from His Two Grandmothers documents the journeys of two women moving through ordinary and extraordinary moments. They share the stories of their remarkable lives as a record for their grandson Jackson. As a young woman, Rosemary Brown left Jamaica for Canada, where she would develop a notable record of public service and political engagement. Among other accomplishments, in 1972, she became the first Black woman elected to public office in Canada. Ruth Horricks-Sujir travelled to India in the 1950s, where she married Raghu Sujir and started a family. Back in Canada, she faced conservative attitudes toward her mixed marriage, widowhood and life as a single, working mother. From the warm blue waters of the Pacific and the Caribbean, to the prairie winds rippling through golden canola fields, Sujir's poetic treatment of memory, time and place transports the viewer. History comes alive in a way that is both personal and universal
The Underlying threat : a film about groundwater pollution ( visu )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
A study of groundwater pollution--its sources, medical effects upon people, research into treatment, and the municipal, provincial, and federal political responses to public concern
Still longshots : making films beating the odds ( visu )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
This documentary follows four at-risk young people through a video-making workshop. Learning to make videos about their troubled lives becomes a creative healing process for these youngsters
Nicholas ( visu )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
How a community-based respite care program allowed Nicholas McCullough to come home
 
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Alternative Names
Gee Wong, Germaine Ying
Wong, Germaine Ying Gee
Wong, Yinggee
Ying Gee Wong, Germaine
Languages
English (93)
French (5)
Inuktitut (4)
Chinese (3)
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