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Eyesteelfilm (Firm)

Works: 32 works in 133 publications in 7 languages and 3,790 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Sports films  Drama  Biography  Cinéma vérité films  Biographical films 
Roles: Producer
Publication Timeline
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 )
22 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Chinese and English and held by 1,103 libraries worldwide
Every year in China the same dramatic ritual takes place: In the factory towns of the south, millions of migrant factory workers fight for space on overcrowded trains, trying to return home for the Chinese New Year. The Zhangs have lived this way for twenty years. They barely know their own children, who are being raised by relatives back home. This year, the tenous family model has broken and they travel with additional purpose: they must bring home their runaway teenage daughter, so that she can return to school and not have to spend the rest of her life in a factory
Up the Yangtze by Yung Chang( visu )
33 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,011 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
The fruit hunters ( visu )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
Looks at exotic fruits fanatics around the world revealing the wide variety beyond the industrialized monoculture dominating today's grocery stores
I am the blues ( visu )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
It takes the audience on a musical journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta and Moonshine soaked BBQs in the North Mississippi Hill Country. The film visits blues musicians rooted in the genre's heyday, many in their '80s, still living in the American deep south and touring the Chitlin' Circuit
Taqwacore : the birth of punk Islam ( visu )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 149 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
China heavyweight = Qian chui bai lian ( visu )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Chinese and held by 146 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?
Angry Inuk ( visu )
9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Inuktitut and held by 145 libraries worldwide
An Inuk filmmaker takes a close look at the central role of seal hunting in the lives of the Inuit, the importance of the revenue they earn from sales of seal skins, and the negative impact that international campaigns against the seal hunt have had on their lives
Tokyo idols ( visu )
1 edition published in 2017 in Japanese and held by 83 libraries worldwide
"'IDOLS' has fast become a phenomenon in Japan as girl bands and pop music permeate Japanese life. TOKYO IDOLS--an eye-opening film gets at the heart of a cultural phenomenon driven by an obsession with young female sexuality and internet popularity. With filmmaker Kyoko Miyake provocative look into the Japanese pop music industry and its focus on traditional beauty ideals, Miyake confronts the nature of gender power dynamics at work."--Back cover
Jingle bell rocks! ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 82 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
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1 edition published in 2015 in Persian and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Shahrzaad's Tale is a story of a lost era and a forgotten star of pre-revolutionary Iranian cinema, a tale of an incredible female artist, Kobra Amin-Sa'idi, caught in three decades of political turmoil in the cultural landscape of contemporary Iran
Gambling boys ( visu )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 50 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
Buzkashi! ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in Tajik and held by 41 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
Atanasoff : father of the computer ( visu )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 14 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
The vanishing spring light ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 9 libraries 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
The Frog Princes ( visu )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 9 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
Antoine by Laura Bari( 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 colony by Mieke Bal( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
"A bi-racial menage a trois drenched in surrealist urban skank. Maytag, a reservation displaced Mi'gMaq, latches onto the only other Indian within light years of the city only to have her snatched away by his drug dealer and friend. Sadistically lovesick and drug addled, Maytag launches an insecticide on the cockroaches that have colonized his trailer convinced that they helped steal his fiance. Heart broken and thoroughly crushed, he turns to his only friend for solace, his chainsaw. A demented allegory on miscegenation, the plight of modern native Canadians and their affinity for self-destruction."--IMDb, Aug. 5, 2016
Rainforest - The Limit of Splendour ( visu )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
A comparison of traditional forestry methods and modern logging and forestry methods on Vancouver Island
Nollywood Babylon by Ben Addelman( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 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
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Eye Steel Film
EyeSteel Productions
English (68)
Chinese (23)
French (6)
Inuktitut (1)
Japanese (1)
Persian (1)
Tajik (1)
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