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Wong, Germaine Ying Gee

Overview
Works: 47 works in 145 publications in 4 languages and 1,966 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Drama  Nonfiction films  Interviews  History  Biography  Short films  Folklore  Experimental films  Fiction 
Roles: Producer, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 497
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 Chang Yung( visu )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 903 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 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 265 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.'
Women and men unglued by Katherine Gilday( visu )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 125 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 )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 99 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
Baghdad twist by Joe Balass( visu )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and French and held by 72 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
645 Wellington ( visu )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 69 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. This is a portrait of one building and its residents, shot over a period of six months and set to a pulsing Latin and rock soundtrack
Who is Albert Woo? ( visu )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
"Director Hunt Hoe is seeeking true-to-life role models in an effort to figure out what it really means to be an Asian man living in the West today. ... Through interviews with Jackie Chan and other modern Asian men, this thought-provoking program examines the way identities are shaped by the media, history, and cultural legacy, and considers to what extent reductive stereotypes, such as the Yellow Peril and the martial arts master, distort reality."--Container
Rip! : a remix manifesto by Brett Gaylor( visu )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores issues of copyright in the information age, mashing up the media landscape of the 20th century and shattering the wall between users and producers. The film's central protagonist is Girl Talk, a mash-up musician topping the charts with his sample-based songs. But is Girl Talk a paragon of people power or the Pied Piper of piracy? Creative Commons founder, Lawrence Lessig, Brazil's Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil and pop culture critic Cory Doctorow are also along for the ride. Which side of the ideas war are you on? Find out after watching RIP!
Atanarjuat = The fast runner by Zacharias Kunuk( visu )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 29 libraries worldwide
A retelling of an Inuit legend of love, jealousy, murder and revenge in the Igloolik region, focusing on two brothers: Atanarjuat and Amaqjuaq
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 )
5 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
View from the Summit by Magnus Isacsson( visu )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Quebec City prepares to host the three-day Summit of the Americas. A four kilometre fence has been erected cutting off the Upper Town from the rest of the city. Thirty-four heads of state from the Americas will meet behind closed doors to discuss agreements for a Free Trade Area of the Americas
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
Atanarjuat, the fast runner = Atanarjuat, la légende de l'homme rapide ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
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 vows to get even. Oki ambushes the brothers in their sleep, killing Amaqjuaq, as Atanarjuat miraculously escapes running naked over the spring sea ice
Acting Blind ( visu )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
This is a touching film about the making of the play Dancing to Beethoven. The film takes us deep into the lives of the actors, most of whom are either blind or visually impaired. They tell the moving story of how this play is itself a victory, a type of salvation, for each of them
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
Mr Mergler's Gift ( visu )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
In this short film from Oscar®-winning filmmaker Beverly Shaffer, 9-year-old prodigy Xin Ben takes lessons from Daniel Mergler, a piano teacher at the end of his career. In this remarkable story about a student and her mentor, Ben and Mergler meet 26 times over the course of one year. During this time, Ben illuminates Mergler's final months as an instructor with her youthful talent, and he, in return, lovingly guides her towards a life in music
Open Secrets ( visu )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
"Soldiers and officers who depended upon one another for survival accepted each other's differences. Initially, the Army overlooked homosexual activity, but as the war advanced, they began to crack down: military tribunals, threats of imprisonment, discharge and publlic exposure. After the war, officers accused of homosexuality were discharged. Back home in Canada, reputations and careers were ruined. For the young men who had served their country with valour, this final chapter was often too much to bear"--Container
The Underlying threat : a film about groundwater pollution ( visu )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 12 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 ( visu )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 11 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
 
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Alternative Names
Gee Wong, Germaine Ying
Wong, Germaine Ying Gee
Wong, Yinggee
Ying Gee Wong, Germaine
Languages
English (85)
Inuktitut (4)
French (4)
Chinese (2)
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