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Michel, Eric

Works: 40 works in 156 publications in 4 languages and 1,899 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Science films  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Science television programs  Historical films  Educational films  Internet videos 
Roles: Producer, Composer, Lyricist
Classifications: QE501, 551
Publication Timeline
Publications about Eric Michel
Publications by Eric Michel
Most widely held works by Eric Michel
Miracle planet ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
A five-part series recounting the earth's 4 billion-year evolution and the origin and evolution of life
La batalla de Chile : la lucha de un pueblo sin armas = The battle of Chile : the struggle of an unarmed people ( visu )
3 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 318 libraries worldwide
La batalla de Chile : "On September 11, 1973, President Salvador Allende's democratically-elected Chilean government was overthrown in a bloody coup by General Augusto Pinochet's army. Patricio Guzmán and five colleagues had been filming the political developments in Chile throughout the nine months leading up to that day. The bombing of the Presidential Palace, during which Allende died, would now become the ending for Guzmán's seminal documentary ... [a] chronicle of that country's open and peaceful socialist revolution, and of the violent counter-revolution against it."--Container
Four women of Egypt by Tahani Rached( visu )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 201 libraries worldwide
This feature documentary invites you to partake in a discussion between 4 Egyptian women of different political and religious stripe. Amina, Safynaz, Shahenda and Wedad are Muslim, Christian, or non-religious, but they are first and foremost friends. They listen to one another's views and argue openly, without ever breaking the bond that unites them. How do we get along with each other when our views collide? A timely question, and a universal one. Four Women of Egypt takes on this challenge, and their confrontation redefines tolerance. These four friends have the same goals--human dignity and social justice. They are inspired by love of country, but each adopts an approch radically different from the others'. Muslim, Christian, or non-religious, their visions of society range from wanting a secular or socialist state to an Islamic one. But these four women won't demonize one another or treat one another with disdain. They listen to one another's views and argue openly, without ever breaking the bond that unites them--and they laugh through it all. Deeply committed, these four women, together, are the living antithesis of political correctness. Amina, Safynaz, Shahenda and Wedad have not accomplished all their political goals; they are not complacent in their self-assessment. At the stage in life when one tries to make sense of it all, these four Egyptian women are not triumphant--they're joyful. In French with English subtitles
Beef, Inc. : fat profits and lean standards ( visu )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and French and held by 196 libraries worldwide
Beef Inc. examines how a handful of companies have come to dominate beef production and distribution in North America. Intense livestock production has been implemented to boost profit margins. Cattle are housed in overcrowded feed lots, exposed to disease, then treated with vaccines, antibiotics, and growth hormones
Cinéma vérité : defining the moment ( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
"The cinéma vérité (or direct cinema) movement of the '50s and '60s was driven by a group of rebel filmmakers tired of stilted documentaries. They wanted to show life as it really is: raw, gritty, dramatic. Rich in excerpts from vérité classics ... this is the first film to capture all the excitement of a revolution that changed movie-making forever"--Container. Includes commentary by filmmakers, and explores vérité's influence in everything from TV news to music videos to Webcams
Emergency! : a critical situation ( visu )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and French and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Overcrowding. Budget cuts. Massive layoffs and early retirement. After years of cutbacks and restructuring, how is our health-care system holding up? To find out, director Tahani Rached takes us to the emergency room for an inside look at the working lives of men and women who deal with the fallout every single day: the ER nurses. Shot at the Pierre Boucher Hospital in suburban Montreal, this powerful film takes us into the emergency room. Emergency! A Critical Situation is a powerful indictment of management that sees only the bottom line. An orderly squirrels away snacks for ER patients to supplement the meagre two cartons of juice and five small packs of cookies the hospital doles out; nurses try to keep patients calm as waiting times stretch to six hours; tension mounts as staff try to determine who to see first--knowing that errors can prove fatal. While the nurses are bitter about being forced to work under such intolerable conditions, none would give up the profession. All are passionate about saving lives and doing their best to bring dignity to the chaos of the ER
For man must work, or, The end of work ( visu )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and French and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Concentrating on situations in Canada, France and Mexico, this film shows how, as human resources are replaced more and more by technology, living and working conditions are deteriorating for many people. Features personal stories from people in Canada, France and Mexico whose work situations have been changed or replaced by technology; including commentary by various experts including such Vivianne Forrester, author of "The economic horror" and Jeremy Rifkin, American economist and author of "The end of work."
Miracle planet ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
"For billions of years, life existed only in the Earth's oceans. But about 350 million years ago, some of those earliest life forms began to explore New Frontiers on land."--Container
Miracle planet ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
"There was a moment in Earth's history, about 250 million years ago, when all life nearly disappeared from the planet. Scientists now believe the cause was an eruption of the Earth's molten core that triggered global climate change. The resulting drop in oxygen levels allowed dinosaurs to rise to supremacy because of their respiratory systems. But in the Earth's continuing cycle of Extinction and Rebirth, they too would suffer a catastrophic end some 150 million years later."--Container
Dead in the water by Neil Docherty( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
"One in four people on earth don't have access to clean drinking water. Many governments lack either the resources or the will to provide this essential commodity to their citizens. In recent years, a number of powerful companies have spotted this crisis and seen a business opportunity. And from the deserts of California to the streets of Soweto, and several thousand other cities and towns throughout the world, often with the involvement of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, they have attempted to privatize what many consider a public trust ... Investigates the results of these efforts at privatization in several key locations and chronicles what many see as the first in a wave of battles in the years to come"--Container
Miracle planet ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
The planet Earth was born out of chaos and disaster - and completely by chance. Episode 1 transports us to this breathtaking genesis, The Violent Past that created the fragile conditions for life itself. Featuring astounding high-definition visuals and interviews with pre-eminent scientists in the field, The Violent Past reveals the startling earliest history of life on Earth - its microscopic manifestations and the unimaginable challenges to its survival
Clone Inc. ( visu )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and French and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Examines the controversies surrounding the modern reproductive technology of cloning
Chile, obstinate memory by Patricio Guzmán( visu )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Patricio Guzmán, former bodyguard of Salvador Allende and creator of the documentary film of the 1973 Chilean coup, The battle of Chile, returns to his homeland and shows his film to a group of students who have grown up with no knowledge of the event
Liberty street blues ( visu )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in French and English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Celebrates the rhythms of a unique cultural and musical tradition. On this tour of New Orleans, the birthplace of modern jazz, meet Michael White, university professor and clarinet player, as he takes his band through it paces and shares with us the soul of jazz
Jack Kerouac's road : a Franco-American odyssey ( visu )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and French and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Part documentary, part drama, this film presents the life and work of Jack Kerouac, an American writer with Québec roots who became one of the most important spokesmen for his generation. Intercut with archival footage, photographs, interviews and a careful reconstruction of the period, this film takes apart the heroic myth and even returns to the childhood of the author whose life and work contributed greatly to the cultural, sexual and social revolution of the 1960s
Alias Will James by National Film Board of Canada( visu )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in French and English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Told through the books and letters of Will James, together with the accounts of two modern Canadian cowboys who have followed a similar path, the film traces young Dufault's journey from Quebec to the American West in the early years of the twentieth century, his huge success as an illustrator and novelist, and finally his tragic demise
An Ecology of Hope ( visu )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
"A documentary portrait of ecologist Pierre Dansereau, the film takes us from Baffin Island to New York City, from the Gaspé Peninsula to Brazil. At each stop on this world tour, we hear his story and witness landscapes of breathtaking beauty."--Website
Ceci n'est pas Einstein by Catherine Fol( visu )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in French and English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
"Albert Einstein disait ne pas avoir eu de talent particulier, mais avoir tout simplement conservé intacts, depuis l'enfance, le pouvoir de l'imagination et la faculté de s'étonner devant les phénomènes de la nature. Guidé par les réflexions du grand physicien sur les sources et les limites de la connaissance, le film nous invite à renouer avec ce sentiment de curiosité et d'admiration pour les mystères de l'univers. Les grandes théories, comme les lois de la gravité, commencent souvent par la remise en question des choses les plus simples. Au fil des démonstrations rappelant l'étendue de l'univers au-delà des capacités de notre Ėil, ainsi que des rencontres avec d'éminents scientifiques, l'explication de l'univers se présente comme une entreprise jamais achevée. Einstein disait que le mystère est ce que nous pouvons connaître de plus beau. C'est ce mystère, bien plus que les découvertes, qui motivera toujours les esprits curieux et persévérants. " -- site de l'ONF
Miracle planet ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Back to two billion years ago, to this first ice age that gripped the earth for what scientists believe was millions of years. Reveals the startling secrets of how life survived this devastating cold and how this extreme climate shift forever changed the development of life on earth
Derrière le visible : rencontre Le Corbusier-Eric Michel, regard contemporain Franck Christen à La Tourette by Franck Christen( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 15 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Éric Michel Frans kunstenaar
Eric Michel französischer Künstler
Éric Michel French artist
English (54)
French (30)
Spanish (10)
Arabic (3)
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