Most widely held works about ARTE France
Most widely held works by ARTE France
Einstein's big idea ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,228 libraries worldwide
Dramatizes how Einstein arrived at his 1905 discovery that the realms of matter and energy are linked. Reveals the roots of this breakthrough in the human stories of scientists Michael Farady, Antoine Lavoisier and Lise Maitner, whose innovative thinking across four centures helped lead to E=mc², and ultimately unleashed the power of the atom.
Waltz with Bashir ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Hebrew and held by 1,226 libraries worldwide
An animated motion picture based on events in the director's own life, involving his attempts to both remember and verify his wartime experiences. After not being able to recall the time he spent on an Israeli Army mission during the Lebanon War, Ari attempts to unravel the mystery by traveling around the world to interview old friends and comrades. As the pieces of the puzzle begin to come together, his memory begins to return in illustrations that are surreal. At the end of the animated film is a very short segment of the film that shows live footage of war casualties.
The Storm that drowned a city ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 762 libraries worldwide
Featuring eyewitness testimony, Nova takes an in-depth look at what made Hurricane Katrina so deadly and analyzes how, despite technically sophisticated flood and storm defenses, this event has resulted in unprecedented destruction for the Gulf Coast. In less than 12 hours on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Louisiana coast, leading to more than a thousand deaths and transforming a city of over one million into an uninhabitable swamp. "Storm That Drowned a City" is NOVA's definitive investigation into the science of Hurricane Katrina, combining a penetrating analysis of what went wrong with a dramatic, minute-by-minute unfolding of events told through eyewitness testimony. What made this storm so deadly? Will powerful hurricanes like Katrina strike more often? How accurately did scientists predict its impact, and why did the levees protecting New Orleans fail?
Sir! No sir! a David Zeiger film ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 654 libraries worldwide
In archival footage and interviews, this film tells the story of an almost forgotten fact of the Vietnam era: the war's most crucial naysayers were soldiers--in the barracks and on the front lines--the GI anti-war movement. Beginning with acts of conscience by individuals, dissatisfaction escalated with the number of conscripts. Courts-martial, destroyed careers, imprisonment in military stockades or federal penitentiaries and desertions were common. There were also pirate radio stations, underground newspapers, a modern "underground railway" that helped soldiers desert and move to Canada, coffeehouses near U.S. bases where opinions shaped and altered by first-hand experiences were shared, and groups organized around every imaginable axis, which led to anti-war sentiment among U.S. troops being recognized at the highest levels in the Pentagon. On one level, this film is a corrective to the rah-rah rhetoric about Vietnam pushed by the right wing, while undermining the popular fiction that opposition to the war came strictly from outside the military, and reversing the 20 year process of erasing the GI Movement from the collective memory of the nation and the world.
Secrets of the Parthenon ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 545 libraries worldwide
For 25 centuries the Parthenon has been shot at, set on fire, rocked by earthquakes, looted for its sculptures, and disfigured by misguided restorations. Now, a team of architects and engineers is investigating the many mysteries of this icon of Western civilization : How did the ancient Greeks design and build their masterpiece so quickly? How did they achieve such precision and perfection without modern tools and architectural aids that we take for granted today, such as comprehensive plans or drawings? With unprecedented access to the Greek government's Acropolis Restoration Project, which has been restoring the Parthenon for over three decades, Nova takes viewers inside the minds of the ancient Greeks as they created their most enduring architectural miracle..."--Container.
Stranded I've come from a plane that crashed on the mountains ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 543 libraries worldwide
On October 13, 1972, a young rugby team from Montevideo, Uruguay, boarded a plane for a match in Chile, then vanished into thin air. Sixteen of the 45 passenger resurfaced, 72 days after their plane crashed. Thirty-five years later, the survivors returned to tell their story in their own words.
Cracking the Maya code ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 521 libraries worldwide
The ancient Maya civilization of Central America left behind an intricate and mysterious hieroglyphic script carved on monuments and painted on pottery and bark books. This program highlights the ingenious breakthroughs that cracked the code, unleashing a flood of dramatic new insights about the ancient civilization.
The music instinct science & song ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 496 libraries worldwide
"[The film] provides a ground-breaking exploration into how and why the human organism is moved by the undeniable effect of music, and the deep connection between music and our bodies and brains. The program follows visionary researchers and accomplished musicians to the crossroads of science and culture in search of answers to music's deep mysteries"--Container.
Bamako ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and held by 492 libraries worldwide
Melé, a bar singer, and her unemployed husband Chaka are on the verge of breaking up. In the courtyard of the house they share with other families in Bamako, the capital city of Mali, African civil society representatives have taken proceedings against such international financial institutions as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, whom they blame for Africa's woes. As numerous trial witnesses air bracing indictments against the multinational economic machinery that haunts them, life in the courtyard presses forward.
Building the great cathedrals ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 489 libraries worldwide
Carved from a hundred million pounds of stone, soaring effortlessly atop a spiderweb of masonry, Gothic cathedrals are marvels of human achievement and artistry. But how did medieval builders reach such spectacular heights? Consuming the labor of entire towns, sometimes taking a hundred years to build, these architectural marvels were crafted from just hand tools and stone. Many now teeter on the brink of catastrophic collapse.
Please vote for me ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 480 libraries worldwide
Two males and a female vie for office. They indulge in low blows, character assassination and gestures of goodwill, all while gauging their standing with voters. The setting is a third-grade class at an elementary school in the city of Wuhan in central China. Chronicles a public school's first open elections.
The Yes Men fix the world ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 470 libraries worldwide
The Yes Men again pull off one bold prank after another in an effort to raise political consciousness. Posing as top executives of giant corporations, they lie their way into big business conferences and pull off the world's most outrageous pranks. When they engineer an announcement that Dow will clean up the site of the largest industrial accident in history, the Bhopal catastrophe, Dow's stock value plunges. People want Dow to do the right thing, but the market decides that it can't. The Yes Men delve into the question of why we have given the market more power than any other instititution to determine our direction as a society.
Stellet licht ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Low German and held by 468 libraries worldwide
In a Mennonite community in Mexico, a man betrays his family by having an affair with another woman, which changes the course of events with both his wife and his mistress.
Degas and the dance ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 390 libraries worldwide
Features the paintings, drawings, and sculptures of ballet dancers created by Edgar Degas. The film was based upon the exhibition "Degas and the Dance" in 2003, and the companion book by Jill Devonyar and Richard Dendall.
The four-winged dinosaur ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
In 2002, the discovery of a beautiful and bizarre fossil astonished scientists and reignited the debate over the origin of flight. With four wings and superbly preserved feathers, the 130 million-year-old creature was like nothing paleontologists had ever seen before. In this program, Nova travels to the Chinese stone quarry where the fossil was discovered - a famed fossil treasure-trove - and teams up with the world's leading figures in paleontology, biomechanics, aerodynamics, animation, and scientific reconstruction to perform an unorthodox experiment: a wind tunnel flight test of a scientific replica of the ancient oddity. Dubbed Microraptor, the crow-sized fossil is one of the smallest dinosaurs ever found and one of the most controversial, challenging conventional theories and assumptions about the evolution of flight.
Only when I dance ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in Portuguese and held by 357 libraries worldwide
Only when I dance: Two teenagers from Rio de Janeiro pursue the dream of becoming professional ballet dancers.
Lady Chatterley ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and held by 337 libraries worldwide
A young woman, unable to be intimate with her husband after his war injuries, seeks solace and physical passion in the arms of a gamekeeper.
Breaking the Maya code ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 318 libraries worldwide
The story of the 200-year struggle to unlock the secrets of the Mayan hieroglyphs. This detective story is filled with false leads, rivalries and colliding personalities. It takes us around the world in an effort to reveal the hieroglyphs' secrets.
Rachida ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in Arabic and held by 302 libraries worldwide
An Algerian elementary school teacher is approached by a terrorist group, which asks her to plant a bomb in her school.
La vie de Bouddha ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in French and English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the story of Prince Siddhartha and his spiritual transformation into the Buddha.
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