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ARTE France

Works: 1,694 works in 2,892 publications in 7 languages and 134,570 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction films  Drama  Biographical films  Nonfiction television programs  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Biographical television programs 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, prn, Performer, Distributor, pre
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about ARTE France
Most widely held works by ARTE France
I am not your Negro by Raoul Peck( Visual )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using James Baldwin's unfinished final manuscript, Remember this House, this documentary follows the lives and successive assassinations of three of the author's friends, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., delving into the legacy of these iconic figures and narrating historic events using Baldwin's original words and a flood of rich archival material. An up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, this film is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter
Waltz with Bashir by Ari Folman( Visual )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,470 WorldCat member 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
Einstein's big idea( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,258 WorldCat member 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
Sir! No sir! : a David Zeiger film( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member 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
Forushande = The salesman by Taraneh Alidousti( Visual )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Persian and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their housing complex suddenly threatens to collapse, Emad and Rana have to find a place to stay, moving to a nearby shabby apartment owned by one of their acquaintances. One of the apartment rooms is locked and filled with the luggage of the former tenant. This inconvenient displacement and disruption of personal space soon intersects a violent and terrible personal intrusion in their home. In spite of trying to erase what happened, the terrible events break through their minds again and again, and Emad proceeds to find the culprit in a reprisal attempt. At the same time, the couple is playing the lead roles in Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman", and the deterioration of relationships in the play eerily mirrors the breakdown of understanding between the film's characters
The fabric of the cosmos by B Greene( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using humor, everyday examples and computer animation for the more abstract concepts, author and physicist Brian Greene explains complex theories of the universe and the focus of his research, string theory
Building the great cathedrals( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member 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
Secrets of the Parthenon( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For 25 centuries the Parthenon has been shot at, set on fire, rocked by earthquakes, looted for its sculptures, almost destroyed by explosion, and disfigured by well-meaning renovations. It has gone from temple, to church, to mosque, to munitions dump. What could be next? How about a scientific search for the secrets of its incomparable beauty and astonishingly rapid construction? With unprecedented access, NOVA unravels the architectural and engineering mysteries of this celebrated ancient temple
The First Grader( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a small, remote, mountaintop primary school in the Kenyan bush, hundreds of children jostle for a chance of free education newly promised by the government. One applicant causes astonishment when he seeks enrolment. He is Maruge (Oliver Litondo), an 84-year-old veteran of his country's 1950's Mau Mau uprisings against the British colonists. Having fought for his country he now feels he must also have the chance at an education long denied - even if he has to share a classroom with six-year-old children. Opposed by parents and officials alike, Maruge finds a champion in head teacher Jane Obinchu (Naomie Harris) who, moved by his passionate plea, joins in a fierce fight to ensure the old man gets his place in the classroom. From director Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl) The First Grader is a heartwarming story of one man's fight for what he believes is his right in overcoming the burdens of his past; and a triumphant testimony to the transforming power of education."--Container
The Storm that drowned a city( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member 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?
The music instinct : science & song by Elena Mannes( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The music instinct 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
The missing picture( Visual )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in French and English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores filmmaker Rithy Panh's quest to create the missing images during the period when the Khmer Rouge ruled over Cambodia between 1975 and 1979. The film uses wood figures, archival footage, and narration to recreate his firsthand experiences and those of his family and friends' suffering during the communist regime
Please vote for me by Weijung Chen( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Chinese and held by 644 WorldCat member 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
First peoples( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

200,000 years ago we took our first steps in Africa. Today there are seven billion of us living across the planet. How did our ancestors spread from continent to continent? This is a global detective story, featuring the latest archaeological discoveries and genetic research. On each continent, we track down the earliest members of our species, Homo sapiens. Who were these First Peoples? What drove them to the ends of the earth?
Cracking the Maya code by David Lebrun( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member 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 Yes Men fix the world by Andy Bichlbaum( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Yes Men fix the world is a screwball true story about two gonzo political activists who, posing as top executives of giant corporations, lie their way into big business conferences and pull off the world's most outrageous pranks. From New Orleans to India to New York City, armed with little more than cheap thrift-store suits, the Yes Men squeeze raucous comedy out of all the ways that corporate greed is destroying the planet. Bruno meets Michael Moore in this gut-busting wake-up call that proves a little imagination can go a long way towards vanquishing the Cult of Greed. Who knew fixing the world could be so much fun?"--summary from DVD insert
Architectures 4 = Architekturen 4 by Richard Copans( Visual )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A series devoted to the most ambitious architectural creations of the 19th and 20th century, consisting of remarkable archive material, scale-models, and interviews with some of the greatest architects of our time"--Container
Bande de filles = Girlhood by Céline Sciamma( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in French and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parce qu'on lui refuse son entrée en seconde générale, Marieme claque la porte de son collège de banlieue parisienne. Elle vit ses 16 ans comme une succession d'interdits. La censure du quartier, la loi des garçons, l'impasse de l'école. Elle rencontre alors trois autres jeunes filles, qui vont la prendre sous leur aile et lui apprendre à s'affirmer. Elles dansent, elles se battent, elles parlent fort, elles rient de tout. Marieme change son nom à Vic et entre dans la bande, pour vivre sa jeunesse
Bamako by Abderrahmane Sissako( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the backdrop of overwhelming economic strife, a couple fights to save their relationship. While they are struggling to keep the peace in their marriage, their neighbors are holding a mock trial in the town courtyard to hold the IMF and the World Bank accountable for creating such hardship in Africa
Carlos by Olivier Assayas( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in French and English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the life story of terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sanchez, internationally known as Carlos the Jackal
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Einstein's big ideaThe Yes Men fix the world