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ARTE France

Works: 1,416 works in 2,542 publications in 8 languages and 81,965 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction films  Drama  Television adaptations  Biographical television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  Animated films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, prn, Performer, Distributor, pmn
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about ARTE France
Most widely held works by ARTE France
Waltz with Bashir by Ari Folman( Visual )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Hebrew and Undetermined and held by 1,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Includes featurette, animatics, Q&A with director, and commentary
Einstein's big idea( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,278 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 Faraday, Antoine Lavoisier and Lise Maitner, whose innovative thinking across four centures helped lead to E=mc2, and ultimately unleashed the power of the atom
Cracking the Maya code by David Lebrun( Visual )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient Maya civilization of Central America left behind an intricate and mysterious hieroglyphic script, carved on monuments, painted on pottery, and drawn in handmade bark-paper books. For centuries, scholars considered it too complex ever to understand - until recently, when an ingenious series of breakthroughs finally cracked the code and unleashed a torrent of new insights into the Mayas' turbulent past. For the first time, NOVA presents the epic inside story of how the decoding was done - traveling to the remote jungles of southern Mexico and Central America to investigate how the code was broken and what Maya writings now reveal
Sir! No sir! a David Zeiger film( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 971 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
The fabric of the cosmos by B Greene( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 877 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 844 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
The First Grader( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Kenya in 1953 there was a violent uprising against British colonial rule led by the Mau Mau, who were mainly from the Kikuyu tribe. Thousands were killed, and thousands imprisoned, although the conflict did eventually lead to independence for Kenya. Based on a true story, this tells the tale of how 84-year-old Kenyan villager and ex-Mau Mau freedom fighter Kimani N'gan'ga Maruge fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. It is a triumphant testimony to the transforming force of education
The Storm that drowned a city( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 768 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?
Please vote for me by Weijung Chen( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Chinese and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eight-year-old children compete for the position of class monitor in the first school election of its kind held in China. Aided and abetted by parents and teachers, the young candidates reveal the nature of democracy in a rapidly changing country"--Http://
Secrets of the Parthenon( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 678 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 music instinct science & song by Elena Mannes( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 669 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 by Rithy Panh( Visual )

5 editions published in 2014 in French and English and held by 639 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
The Yes Men fix the world by Andy Bichlbaum( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A wickedly fun skewering of corporate greed, THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD is the true story of two mischief-makers who pose as the representatives of companies they despise. In this wonderfully therapeutic film, Yes Men Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno impose cosmic (and comic) justice by any means necessary. To a television audience of 300 million, Andy (posing as a Dow Chemicals spokesman) announces that Dow will finally compensate the victims of the Bhopal disaster, causing the company's stock to instantly plunge by $2 billion. At an oil industry conference, the Yes Men introduce a wonderful new Exxon miracle fuel made from the bodies of global warming losers. Through a series of increasingly brazen actions, THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD "shines with a raw wit and originality" (Newsweek) as it follows the twisted logic of corporate capitalism to its absurd conclusion, exposing the hilarious and awful absurdities of an economic system that ruthlessly rules the planet."--Container
Carlos by Olivier Assayas( Visual )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and fall of revolutionary terrorist-for-hire, Carlos the Jackal, who was for two decades the most wanted man on the planet
Mistérios de Lisboa by Raúl Ruiz( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Portuguese and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The core story centers on Joao, the bastard child of an ill-fated romance between two members of the aristocracy who are forbidden to marry, and his quest to discover the truth of his parentage. But this is just the start of an engrossing tale that follows a multitude of characters whose fates conjoin, separate and then rejoin again over three decades in Portugal, Spain, France and Italy
Stranded I've come from a plane that crashed on the mountains-- by Gonzalo Arijón( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shipwrecked Robinson family finds new life on a deserted island far from civilization
Bamako by Abderrahmane Sissako( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and held by 553 WorldCat member 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
First peoples( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 549 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?
The world according to Monsanto by Marie-Monique Robin( Visual )

15 editions published in 2008 in French and English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DVD: Monsanto Company is the world's leader in agricultural chemicals, seed and genetically modified crops, as well as being one of the most controversial companies in industrial history. This film uses hitherto unpublished documents and testimonies of victims, scientists and politicians to expose Monsanto's lack of care in protecting the environment and the health of those exposed to their products. Shows how the company promoted such products as Roundup (glyphosate), bovine growth hormone, and genetically modified plants
Stellet licht by Carlos Reygadas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Low German and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The head of a Mennonite family in northern Mexico disrupts his marriage and his faith by falling in love with another woman
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Waltz with Bashir
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Association relative à la télévision européenne. ARTE France

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Société d'édition de programmes de télévision

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Einstein's big ideaThe Yes Men fix the world