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ARTE France

Works: 1,307 works in 2,000 publications in 8 languages and 48,088 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Biography  Personal narratives‡vIsraeli  Humor  Historical films  Case studies  Fiction 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by ARTE France
Waltz with Bashir by Ari Folman ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Hebrew and Undetermined and held by 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One night at a bar, an old friend tells director Ari Folman about a recurring nightmare in which he is chased by 26 vicious dogs. Every night, the same number of beasts. The two men conclude that there's a connection to their Israeli Army mission in the first Lebanon War of the early eighties. Ari is surprised that he can't remember a thing anymore about that period of his life. Interviewing past colleagues and acquaintances, Ari begins to uncover the horrific demons of his past, and his terrible memories start to creep back
Einstein's big idea ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,263 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
The fabric of the cosmos ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 802 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 786 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 Storm that drowned a city ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 770 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 first grader ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 761 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
Sir! No sir! a David Zeiger film ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 716 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
Secrets of the Parthenon ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 658 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 ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An 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. -- back cover
Cracking the Maya code ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 597 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
Please vote for me by Weijun Chen ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Chinese and held by 593 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://
The Yes Men fix the world ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 574 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
Stranded I've come from a plane that crashed on the mountains-- by Gonzalo Arijón ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 562 WorldCat member 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
Mistérios de Lisboa by Raúl Ruiz ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Portuguese and held by 547 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
Carlos by Olivier Assayas ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in French and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For two decades, Carlos was the most wanted terrorist on earth. In various disguises and under numerous pseudonyms he headed a worldwide organisation responsible for ruthless killings, hijackings and bombings. Professional revolutionary, playboy, dandy and assassin, he left a trail of destruction and broken hearts in his wake as he went about his lethal travels across the world. This is the story of Carlos the Jackal. This stunning trilogy explores the life of this enigmatic and intriguing figure in compelling detail, following Carlos, the ultimate anti-hero, across three decades of crime, controversy and scandal."--Container
Bamako by Abderrahmane Sissako ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and held by 541 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
Stellet licht by Carlos Reygadas ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Low German and held by 521 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
Nature ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New research has shown that crows are among the most intelligent animals in the world, able to use tools as only elephants and chimpanzees do, able to recognize each other's voices and 250 distinct calls. Crow experts from around the world sing their praises, and present us with captivating new footage of crows as we have never seen them before
Madame Bovary by Claude Chabrol ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A story concerning a woman's abandoned pursuit of love and the three men who loved her
The four-winged dinosaur ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member 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
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