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Wong, Germaine Ying Gee

Works: 43 works in 113 publications in 4 languages and 1,711 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Interviews  History  Folklore  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Sources  Case studies  Fiction 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: DS793.Y3, 915.12
Publication Timeline
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 )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 805 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 )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 299 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 ( visu )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 126 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 )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in French and English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
"A group of six university students, calling themselves 'Wal-Town', take to the Canadian highway over two summers. Armed with thousands of pamphlets and fliers, and with one gonzo journalist along for the ride, they visit 36 of Canada's more than 200 Wal-Mart stores with one formidable goal: to raise public awareness about Wal-Mart's business practices and the effects of the company's policies on cities and towns across Canada ... Interspersing frank exchanges between activists and Wal-Mart shoppers with interviews with a range of characters from either side of the issue, [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
Who is Albert Woo? ( visu )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 60 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
Baghdad twist by Joe Balass( visu )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 55 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 )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 31 libraries worldwide
"This adaptation of an ancient Inuit legend was filmed in Inuktitut and directed by Inuit filmmakers - making Atanarjuat the first feature film of its kind! Set in Igloolik, in Nunavut, this is "a powerful drama, not a documentary," reminds the director Kunuk. "It demystifies the exotic, otherwordly aboriginal stereotype by telling a universal story." The clothes, spears, kayaks, sunglasses and dwellings were all painstakingly researched. 'We show how our ancestors dressed, how they handled their dog teams, how they argued and laughed.. confronted evil and fought back.' Many enthusiastic viewers have compared this epic story to The Iliad. In the words of one movie critic, 'If Homer had been given a video camera, this is what he would have done!' "
Okimah ( visu )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 28 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
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
View from the Summit ( visu )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 27 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 27 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. Mergier's gift ( Computer File )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 22 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
This documentary uncovers a lost chapter in Canadian military history : how the Armed Forces dealt with homosexual behaviour among soldiers, during and after World War II. A group of veterans break their silence after more than 60 years. We hear from five men, barely adults when they enlisted. From the sexual timidity of the 1930s, when homosexual behaviour "was even more unmentionable than cancer," spring these stories of sexual awakening amidst the brutality of war
Still longshots ( visu )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 12 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 )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
How a community-based respite care program allowed Nicholas McCullough to come home
645 Wellington ( visu )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 8 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
Solo ( visu )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
In a mix of documentary footage with personal history and performance art, the film follows Siddiqi's quest to find the perfect partner, and ultimately achieve self-realization
Sables émouvants ( visu )
4 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 7 libraries worldwide
À partir de la reconstitution de l'histoire de Trixie Bouteillier et à l'aide de photographies prises par elle du temps où elle habitait l'île de Sable, ce film retrace l'histoire de cette île située à 150 kilomètres des côtes de la Nouvelle-Écosse. On y décrit également l'évolution de cet écosystème fragile et menacé
Earth to Mouth ( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Shot over the course of a complete farming cycle - from tilling, to planting, to harvest, to rest - this video is an exquisitely filmed, meditative look at life on Wing Fong Farm. For Yeung Kwan, Ma's son, the farm represents personal and financial independence. For Ma, it is an oasis of peace. For the half-dozen Mexican workers, it provides jobs that help support their children back home. Each in their own way, they endure the rigours of farming and savour their moments of peace
Vue du Sommet ( visu )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in French and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Sommet des Amériques, 20 avril 2001. Québec a des allures de vile assiégée. Alors que, dans le périmètre de sécurité, lesinvités des milieux politique et financier discutent des accords de la Zone de libre-échange des Amériques, des groupes de citoyens, venus de partout sur le continent, manifestent leur opposition dans les rues. La majorité d'entre eux entendent le faire dans le calme. D'autres, non. La fin de semaine s'annonce chaude. Elle le sera. Caméra à l'épaule, sept équipes de tournage ont suivi les événements dans Québec à demi asphyxiée par les gaz
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Alternative Names
Wong, Yinggee
English (66)
French (12)
Inuktitut (2)
Chinese (1)
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