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De Pencier, Nick

Works: 27 works in 114 publications in 4 languages and 3,855 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Environmental films  Pictorial works  Biography  Documentary television programs  Nature television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Wildlife television programs 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Photographer, Film editor
Classifications: TR706, 779.451
Publication Timeline
Publications about Nick De Pencier
Publications by Nick De Pencier
Most widely held works about Nick De Pencier
Most widely held works by Nick De Pencier
Manufactured landscapes by Jennifer Baichwal( visu )
28 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,189 libraries worldwide
Edward Burtynsky has gained international recognition for his photographs of what he calls manufactured landscapes. He argues that we have reached past the point now where we are at the mercy of the environment--our planet now lives and dies at our mercy. This is not meant to be a frightening concept, though many of the images are sobering, in this chilling but ultimately beautiful documentary on what industrialization is doing to man and the world as we know it. Or used to know it. Manufactured Landscapes tells the story of these images, and how Burtynsky came to be so fascinated with the concept of human design. It follows a recent photo shoot in China, photographing the effects of that country's massive industrial revolution, showing us a glimpse of what it's like behind the scenes for a famous photographer in action
The incredible journey of the butterflies ( visu )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 751 libraries worldwide
Every year monarch butterflies migrate across North America to a remote area of Mexico. This presentation discusses how the butterflies navigate and endure the long journey and takes you to the locations they call home
The true meaning of pictures ( visu )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 452 libraries worldwide
"Born in Eastern Kentucky, [Shelby Lee] Adams has devoted 30 years of his life to visiting and making portraits of families living in Appalachia, those who have been misrepresented in the media and derogatorily referred to as 'hillbillies' ... [The film] also delves into the controversy that surrounds Adams' work, with hot debate amongst the critics, and revealing commentary from his friends and subjects ... along the way, we get to know both Adams and the extraordinary people who stand in front of his camera."--Container
Watermark by Laurent Pawlotsky( visu )
8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 430 libraries worldwide
Following their success with Manufactured Landscapes, photographer Edward Burtynsky and filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal reunite to explore the ways in which humanity has shaped, manipulated and depleted one of its most vital and compromised resources: water
Act of God ( visu )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
"Is being hit by lightning a random natural occurrence or a predestined event? Accidents, chance, fate and the elusive quest to make sense out of tragedy underpin [this] ... new documentary, an elegant meditation on the metaphysical effects of being struck"--Container
Deux de la vague by Emmanuel Laurent( visu )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in French and German and held by 263 libraries worldwide
Dokumentarfilm über François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard und die "Nouvelle Vague". Dabei geht es auch um den Bruch, der sich Ende der 1960er-Jahre zwischen den beiden Filmemachern wegen unterschiedlicher Haltungen zum Politischen auftat. Im Mittelpunkt des vor allem aus Filmausschnitten und Archivmaterial montierten Films steht die lange, äußerst fruchtbare, auf gemeinsamen cineastischen Neigungen und Visionen beruhende Freundschaft zwischen den beiden und anderen Mitstreitern der "Nouvelle Vague". Ein höchst informativer, anregender Ausflug in ein zentrales Kapitel der Filmgeschichte. [film-dienst]
One week by Joshua Jackson( visu )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and French and held by 238 libraries worldwide
When a young man is confronted with his mortality, he takes a cross-country road trip from Toronto to Vancouver Island on a vintage motorcycle. In search for himself, he finds out what makes this country, and his life, so beautiful
Let it come down by Jennifer Baichwal( visu )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
One of the most enigmatic artists of the 20th century, writer, composer and wanderer Paul Bowles (1910-19999) is profiled by a filmmaker who has been obsesssed with his genius since age ninteen. Set against the dramatic landscape of North Africa, the mystery of Bowles (famed author of The Sheltering Sky) begins to unravel in Jennifer Baichwal's poetic and moving Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles. Rare, candid interviews with the reclusive Bowles-at home in Tangier, as well as in New York during an extraordinary final reunion with Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs-are intercut with conflicting views of his supporters and detractors. at the one time in his mid-eighties, Bowles speaks with unprecedented candor about his work, his controversial private life and his relationships with Gertrude Stein, Tennesse Williams, Truman Capote, the Beats, and his wife and fellow author Jane Bowles
Payback by Nicolas Ubelmann( visu )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
"...Ce long métrage documentaire de Jennifer Baichwal présente la dette sous une perspective fascinante en la décrivant comme une construction de l'imaginaire, et observe son influence sur les relations, les sociétés, les structures dirigeantes et le sort de la planète." (Source : jaquette)
Four Wings and a Prayer ( visu )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Documentary on the annual migration of Monarch butterflies
La grande migration des papillons Monarque by Nick De Pencier( visu )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Véritable énigme, impensable exploit. 4000 km parcourus en 2 mois. La formidable odyssée de millions de papillons du Canada vers le Mexique (couverture de la jaquette)
The uncles ( visu )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Children are popping up all over the place for John Toma. His mother is contantly harping that he has yet to start a family, his married lover is dropping hints about leaving her husband and starting a family with John. His sister, seemingly obsessed with kids, has started abducting babies from backyards and parks. As his life starts to spiral out of control, John realizes that destiny needs a little help
The holier it gets ( visu )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Dr. Krishna Baichwal's three daughters and only son set off on a journey to India, to honour their dead father's request that his ashes be immersed in the Ganges. Children of a Hindu father and English mother, never having lived in India nor learned much about Hinduism, their journey brings them face to face with part of their heritage, which is alien to them, with their grief, and with each other. Despite culture shock, tears, tiring journeys and bad weather, they have the proper rites performed and together, in a place they have chosen, they place their father's ashes in the Ganges
Die Reise des Schmetterlings das Geheimnis des Monarchfalters ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Die Reise des Schmetterlings ist eine faszinierende Dokumentation über das schönste und zugleich mysteriöseste Wesen dieser Erde: der Monarchfalter. Nirgends sonst auf der Welt gibt es ein anderes Lebewesen, das die Wunder unserer Natur, die einzigartige Schönheit und den ewigen Kampf ums Überleben in sich vereint. Bis heute konnte die Wissenschaft sich nicht erklären, wie dieses kleine Wesen vermeintlich unmögliche Reisen von bis zu 3000 Kilometern hinter sich bringt. Ein Weg von Kanada bis Mexiko, über Berge, weite Seen, durch Stürme und eisige Gebiete? Lassen Sie sich verzaubern von der einzigartigen Machart dieses mitreissenden Filmes, und folgenden Sie dem Schmetterling auf seiner weiten Reise! (Quelle: Umschlag)
Three women, adapting lives, adopting lines ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"Hybrid identities that result from the merging of multiple cultures are becoming the norm in many contemporary pluralistic societies. "Three Women" from different generations discuss the personal changes that occurred after their immigration to Canada and explore how new identities emerged during the adaptation process. Jackie Rosati emigrated from Italy in 1932. She became a nurse and after the war she started a series of volunteer associations to help Italian immigrants. Gianna Patriarca immigrated to Canada in 1960. Although she began as a schoolteacher, she later became an accomplished writer and poet giving voice to Italian-Canadian women. Elena Basile expatriated in 1995 to pursue her Ph.D. While seeking to integrate herself in the Queer community, she discovered the challenges of Canada's multicultural diversity. By exploring changing modes of adaptation at three key historical moments in Canadian history, the documentary "Three Women" reveals how various challenges stimulated the women into crossing the boundaries that had held back many of their predecessors. The documentary "Three Women" ends with a series of questions about the meaning of adaptation in the new millennium."--Container
Dances for a small screen ( visu )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Three videodance works
Manufactured landscapes Paysages fabriqués ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Documentaire. "Depuis plus de trois décennies, le photographe canadien Edward Burtynsky croque les images d'une nature souillée par la pollution et l'industrialisation ... Dépotoirs, terrains vagues, usines, marécages, sont les sujets de ses photographies, d'un esthétisme raffiné, prises au Canada et dans le reste du monde. La cinéaste Jennifer Baichwal l'a suivi lors d'un voyage en Chine, pays mythique dont Burtynsky voulait documenter les bouleversements industriels. Étape ultime de leurs parcours : le gigantesque barrage des Trois Gorges qui a forcé l'évacuation de 1, 1 millions de personnes" -- Tiré du site Web de l'ONF
Alerte verte trois films primés à propos de notre planète en péril! ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 1 library worldwide
Watermark : a film by Jennifer Baichwal( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A Canadian feature documentary from filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier, and photographer Edward Burtynsky, about the world's relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use
Watermark wie wir das Wasser verändern und wie das Wasser uns verändert ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 1 library worldwide
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English (85)
French (16)
German (6)
Spanish (2)
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