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Eyesteelfilm (Firm)

Overview
Works: 26 works in 103 publications in 4 languages and 3,139 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  History  Sports films  Ethnographic films  Drama  Experimental films  Cinéma vérité films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: DS793.Y3,
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Eyesteelfilm (Firm)
Publications by Eyesteelfilm (Firm)
Most widely held works by Eyesteelfilm (Firm)
Last train home Gui tu lie che by Lixin Fan( visu )
21 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Chinese and English and held by 1,068 libraries worldwide
"Every spring, China's cities are plunged into chaos as an astonishing 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year's holiday. This mass exodus is the largest human migration on the planet, an epic spectacle that reveals a country tragically caught between its rural past and industrial future. Working over several years in classic verite, Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Lixin Fan... travels with one couple who have embarked on this annual trek for almost two decades. Emotionally engaging and starkly beautiful, Last Train Home's intimate observation of one fractured family sheds light on the human cost of China's ascendance as an economic superpower."--Container
Up the Yangtze by Yung Chang( visu )
24 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 957 libraries worldwide
"A luxury cruise boat motors up the Yangtze - navigating the mythic waterway known in China simply as "The River." The Yangtze is about to be transformed by the biggest hydroelectric dam in history. At the river's edge - a young woman says goodbye to her family as the floodwaters rise towards their small homestead. The Three Gorges Dam - contested symbol of the Chinese economic miracle - provides the epic backdrop for Up the Yangtze, a dramatic feature documentary on life inside modern China" --Container
Rip! a remix manifesto by Brett Gaylor( visu )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 343 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.'
The fruit hunters ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Travels across culture, history and geography to show how intertwined people are with the fruits they eat. The ranks of the fruit-obsessed include adventurers, scientists, fruit detectives and even movie star Bill Pullman, fruit hunters dedicating themselves to searching for and saving rare and exotic fruit, and to creating a Garden of Eden in a world increasingly dominated by industrialized monoculture
China heavyweight Qian chui bai lian ( visu )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Chinese and held by 147 libraries worldwide
Profiles the ever-changing Chinese economic landscape through the view of the sport of boxing. Filmmaker Yung Chang follows boxing coach Qi Moxiang as he travels across China's Sichuan province recruiting young fighting talent from impoverished farms and villages. Selected boys and girls are taken to national training centers in hopes of becoming Olympic heroes, but can they leave their families behind to become boxing's finest?
Taqwacore : the birth of punk Islam ( visu )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
"Taqwacore chronicles the nascent Muslim punk rock movement in America. It was inspired by the work of Michael Knight, a convert to Islam who wrote the novel The Taqwacores (a term combining the Muslim concept of God consciousness with hardcore punk). ... The film follows Knight and a variety of young subversives on tour as they shock and awe spectators in the U.S. before bringing their music to Lahore. They break every taboo along the way ... "--Container
Jingle bell rocks! ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
In a cinematic sleigh-ride into the strange universe of alternative Christmas music, Mitchell Kezin delves into the minds of some of the world's most legendary Christmas music fanatics and hits the road to hang with his holiday heroes, including hip hop legend Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons of RUN-D.M.C., the Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, filmmaker John Waters, bebopper Bob Dorough, L.A. DJ and musicologist Dr. Demento, and calypso legend the Mighty Sparrow. Features live performances, interviews, and rare archival footage
Buzkashi! ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in Tajik and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Donning protective gear that includes tank helmets from old wars, the players of Tajikistan's polo-like sport of Buzkashi prepare for competition as if going into battle. Rivalries, alliances, and political intrigues pit ancient values of honor and integrity against ego-driven hunger for power and wealth, and this film, both an exploration of the game and a character study of three of its top players, opens an intriguing window on this former Soviet republic. While scenes of hundreds of riders on horseback racing across the plateaus of this mountainous country are striking and viscerally thrilling, the personal lives of the protagonists--husbands and fathers devoted to their families and with deep roots in their communities--emerge as surprisingly familiar
Gambling boys ( visu )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Delves into the world of teen gambling, a world that offers excitement, the potent allure of making big money, and as many are discovering, the potential for serious addiction problems. Interwoven throughout are lively interviews with high school students, a debt collector who knows exactly what's happening when kids get in over their heads, and the passionate story of Did, a recoverd gambler who now speaks to high school kids about his experience
Atanasoff father of the computer ( visu )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Examines the life and work of John Vincent Atanasoff, a professor at Iowa State University who invented the first electronic digital computer in the late 1930s
Antoine ( visu )
5 editions published in 2011 in French and English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
"A sensitive portrait of the real and imaginary life of Antoine ... This child of Vietnamese origin was born 100 days prematurely. He was integrated into the regular school system in Montreal with unprecedented success. Antoine is five years old and he is blind."
The Frog Princes ( visu )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"A theatre troupe works tirelessly to put on a play. The challenges they face are typical of the dramas that unfold behind the scenes of any live show. There's the backstage politics, the forgotten lines, the missed cues, the romances and the rivalries. But for this troupe, the stakes are a bit higher: each cast member faces intellectual, developmental and mental health disabilities. Led by their charismatic mentor, the troupe learn how to hone[r] their talents and perform with their fellow cast-mates, all the while working through their personal struggles to mount an ambitious adaptation of The Frog and the Princess."--Back of container
The colony ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Gritty depiction of deception, desolation and decay. This powerful film witnesses cockroaches and chainsaws wreaking havoc during one man's descent into madness
Nollywood Babylon ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the wild world of "Nollywood," a term coined in the early '90s to describe the world's fastest-growing national cinema, the Nigerian film industry. The film delves first-hand into Nigeria's explosive homegrown movie industry, producing 2500 films a year, most for under $10,000. Peppered with interviews with producers, directors and actors, film clips and buoyed by a rousing score fusing Afropop and traditional sounds, Nollywood Babylon celebrates the distinctive power of Nigerian cinema now bursting beyond the borders of Africa
Inside Lara Roxx ( visu )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"Au printemps 2004, Lara Roxx, 21 ans, a quitté Montréal, sa ville natale, pour aller à Los Angeles en quête de gloire et de fortune dans l'industrie du divertissement pour adultes. À peine deux mois après avoir commencé à travailler dans cette industrie, elle a contracté une des formes les plus virulentes du HIV alors qu'elle tournait une scène de sexe pour la caméra. Inside Lara Roxx est un long métrage documentaire sur les événements qui ont menés à cette scène et les années qui ont suivies, ainsi que sur l'industrie du cinéma pour adultes et ses répercussions sur la vie d'une jeune fille. Lara Roxx, comme elle en est venue à être connue dans l'industrie, a été irrévocablement changé par son travail dans le porno. L'histoire de miss Roxx a fait sensation parmi les médias jusqu'à ce qu'ils s'en lassent et c'est à ce moment-là que commence vraiment Inside Lara Roxx, dans l'aile psychiatrique d'un hôpital montréalais. Le film suit Lara pendant cinq années tumultueuses alors qu'elle se bat pour construire une nouvelle identité et trouver de l'espoir dans le sillage de son passé"--[Conteneur]
Rainforest - The Limit of Splendour by Richard Boyce( visu )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
A comparison of traditional forestry methods and modern logging and forestry methods on Vancouver Island
Québec court ( visu )
3 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Compilation de six courts métrages québécois réalisés de 2007 à 2010
Punk le vote! by Eric "Roach." Denis( visu )
3 editions published in 2007 in French and English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Roach and Starbuck, two hardcore punks from Montreal, try to form their own political party but run out of time due to Canada's electoral process. Instead, they decide to campaign for political office as independent candidates. As they hit the campaign trail in one of Canada's wealthiest communities, each wants to do it his own way. While Roach proposes to reform our rotting electoral system, Starbuck's punk rock performance art is designed to shock the electorate into waking the fuck up. Roach mounts a media campaign proposing proportional representation; Starbuck campaigns door-to-door wearing a leather cape and a dildo, telling voters: "if you like it up the ass, vote Liberal." Anarchy or Federalism - what's the true path for a punk?
Chairman George ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A boisterous Greek-Canadian troubadour, who travels regularly to China and entertains in perfect Chinese, attempts to anoint himself Olympic good-will ambassador to mark the Games' moving from Athens to Beijing
The vanishing spring light ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 1 library worldwide
In a town set to vanish with redevelopment, a grandmother has a pleasant chat sitting in an alley as she often does, but she suffers a stroke and loses what little freedom she had. Conflict between her children deepens at her bedside, prompting reflection on her past in a startling portrait of honesty in the face of death. She confesses her memories, which are about toil and moil for the sake of her five children and she sorts through her lives for the camera. Facing the death of grandmother, the children's conflict is frankly revealed
 
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Alternative Names
Eye Steel Film
EyeSteel Productions
Languages
English (63)
Chinese (22)
French (11)
Tajik (1)
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