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Institut national de l'audiovisuel (France)

Works: 3,177 works in 3,973 publications in 4 languages and 20,400 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Drama  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary television programs  Biographical television programs 
Roles: Distributor, Producer, pre, prn, Editor, Publisher, Director, Contributor, Other, 475, Sponsor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Institut national de l'audiovisuel (France)
L'oeil de Vichy = The eye of Vichy( Visual )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in French and English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of long forgotten film footage and newsreels, produced by the Nazis and French collaborators during World War II
S21 : the Khmer Rouge killing machine by Rithy Panh( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Khmer and English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program chronicles the human rights abuses of the Khmer Rouge after they seized power in Cambodia in 1975
Merce Cunningham : a lifetime of dance by Merce Cunningham( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merce Cunningham, a colossus of 20th-century choreography, is perhaps most famous for his sheer fecundity--inventing steps, choreographing 200+ dances, and over 800 "Events" (site-specific works). At the forefront of the American avant-garde for more than 50 years, he abandoned conventional elements of dance structure, most controversially, the relationship of dance and music influenced by his collaboration with composer John Cage. Endlessly inventive and inquisitive, Cunningham collaborated with a wide range of composers, designers, and artists, incorporating video into pieces, and employing computerized choreography in his later years to instruct members of his company. Unlike most choreographers, movement itself was his principal subject matter--neither narrative nor musical form determines the dance structure. Cunningham leaves a vast legacy, but he expressed his view of his art saying, "Dancing is the art of the present tense." Cunningham himself, along with his dancers, collaborators, and observers, traces the course of his long career and that of his dance company. Topics include: his special qualities as a dancer; his performances as a member of Martha Graham's company; his choreographic approach and sources of inspiration; his longtime association and collaboration with composer John Cage; his residency at Black Mountain College; the development of his use of chance procedures; the early years of his company; his preference for avant-garde music, and his collaborations with various composers; and his use of technological innovations such as the computer program Life forms
Koko, a talking gorilla by Barbet Schroeder( Visual )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Koko, a six-year-old gorilla, is the subject of a controversial Stanford University research project conducted by Penny Patterson. A perceptive simian who communicates with humans via sign language, Koko knows more than 300 signs and can combine them to make new hybrid descriptions. Director Schroeder and cinematographer Almendros present a visual argument exposing the contradictions that arise when scientific experiments are used to graph human behavior onto animals
Lascaux revisited( Visual )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This only film of the Lascaux Cave since it was closed to the public in 1963 shows almost the entire collection of prehistoric paintings and carvings in the cave
Fantastic planet = La planète sauvage( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in French and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This futuristic story takes place on Ygam, a faraway planet where blue giants rule, and oppressed humanoids rebel against their oppressors
Le fond de l'air est rouge by Chris Marker( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chris Marker's epic film essay on the worldwide political wars of the 60's and 70's: Vietnam, Bolivia, May '68, Prague, Chile, and the fate of the New Left. This sweeping, global contemplation of a defining decade's political history is divided into two parts, each part woven together to describe what Marker has called "scenes of the Third World War."
Telltale bodies( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By refining and expanding on the work of the founders of criminology, today's forensic scientists link crime victims to perpetrators in ways that almost defy belief. In this program, Professor Matile of France's Museum of Natural History; Professor Evenot, expert in odontology; and noted anthropologist Professor Perrot discuss the ways in which microscopy, entomology, dental records, and facial reconstruction help police solve crimes. The classic contributions of Lacassagne to ballistics, Revenstorf to forensic biology, Megnien to forensic entomology, and Guerassimov, who is shown actually doing a facial reconstruction, round out the historical background on these remarkable procedures
The Scene of the crime( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles crime scene investigation history from the time of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Discusses the contributions of Reiss and Locard to crime scene analysis, along with Godart's role in the 1927 Sacco and Vanzetti investigation. Describes how technological advances in forensic sciences have affected crime investigation. Includes scenario of a murder investigation
Science in the courtroom( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once a case goes to trial, evidence is put to its greatest test as it undergoes the scrutiny of cross-examination. In this program, Professors Leriche and Cassiman, genetics experts, examine the ability of lucomalakite green to obtain DNA samples from minute quantities of bodily fluids and discuss the RFLP and PCR tests used to analyze them. In addition, the value of serology-forerunner of genetic testing-is explored in relation to the classic 1950s Jaccoud case, along with the impact of DNA polymorphisms as discovered by Dr. Jeffreys in 1984. Ballistics and soil and glass analysis are also discussed, as well as the 1985 Guy-Paul Morin rape investigation and the 1992 Arizona case in which the genetic profile of a tree helped to bring about a conviction. (55 minutes)
Chekhov( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A superb Russian film documentary of the life and loves, the thoughts and works, the great themes and the little individual lights and shadows that made Chekhov the man and the artist. Set in Moscow in 1914-ten years after Chekhov's death, long enough to provide some perspective on his greatness, close enough for memories to have remained fresh-the program gives us Chekhov through the eyes of those who worked with him and loved him, using superb Russian documentary footage to make both the playwright and his time come to vivid life. (Russian with English subtitles, 53 minutes)
Antoine de Saint-Exupery et Le Petit Prince( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A consideration of the book and its importance, which reaches far beyond that of a children's fable, interwoven with dramatic readings from it and with details of the author's life and his search for spiritual meaning in flight
Ainsi Meurent Les Anges (And So Angels Die)( Visual )

10 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Senegalese poet living in France suffers from existential malaise, perhaps exacerbated by his turbulent relationship with his father
Victor Hugo : a Concise Biography( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vivid, compelling film dramatization of Hugo's great novel, which provides students with an excellent historical and social portrait of France-and particularly Paris-at mid-19th century, as well as an insightful treatment of one of the greatest of all novels, one which is part of the basic cultural vocabulary
Ben-Gurion( Visual )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary tells the story of David Ben-Gurion, the man who bore the greatest responsibility for the creation of the State of Israel: the early interest in Hebrew and youthful proselytizing for Jewish causes assuming sudden urgency from the 1903 pogrom at Kishinev and the call not to stand by and be massacred; the new reason for going to Palestine-national, not religious; his arrival with the second aliyah; the choice of a Hebrew name: Ben-Gurion was the last leader of the free Jewish state before the Roman subjugation. The program continues through the travails and terrors and defeats and joys of Palestine under the Ottoman Turks and the British Mandate, the Holocaust, the UN Partition Resolution, the establishment of the State of Israel, and his career as Israel's first Prime Minister
Moliere : Dom Juan( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By transforming the character of Don Juan from unscrupulous seducer into a man of overweening pride, cynicism, and disdain, Moliere turned a Spanish theme into a thoroughly French play and offended so many that the play was withdrawn. Posterity has judged more kindly
Dante : visions of the inferno( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing upon the insights of numerous international scholars-and illustrating crucial passages with stunning animation sequences-this program guides viewers through the Inferno of Dante's Divine Comedy. With detailed analysis of the poet's descent into Hell and navigation through its various levels, the program interprets Dante's motives for embarking on such a journey, explains his relationship and interaction with both Virgil and Beatrice, and describes the complex mixture of morality and humanism within the work-embodied in Dante's attitude toward those who inhabit the realms of the dead
The Abraham File( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Abraham-patriarch of the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian religions-is an elusive one, dating to prehistory. In this program, investigators trace a seminal biblical story through archaeological sites, art, and literature. Hebron, location of Abraham's tomb, presents an interesting paradox in light of conflicts between Jews and Palestinians there. At the Temple Mount in old Jerusalem-the site of Abraham's sacrifice of his son, Isaac-religious bickering continues over whether Jews, Muslims, or Christians should control that portion of the city. Through interviews with archaeologists and theologians, investigators attempt to answer questions: Did Abraham really exist? What is his significance as "first father" to three major religions? What mark has the sacrifice of Abraham left on world culture and on the imaginations of believers?
The first Europeans : from hunters to farmers( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the disappearance of the Neanderthal species some 25,000 years ago, Homo sapiens reigned supreme across Eurasia--but the human family was still dramatically in flux. This film depicts the cultural adaptations and far-flung migrations that continued to shape European societies from the end of the Ice Age through the development of agriculture to the invention of writing. Viewers learn about the major role of Middle Eastern diasporas in the settlement of Greece, Italy, Spain, and central Europe; the domestication of animals and grain plants; the increase in social division and conflict as demonstrated in early weapons, defensive walls, and burial objects; and more. Portions in other languages with English subtitles. Part of the series The First Europeans."--Films Media Group website
Vivaldi by Alvin Lustig( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program retraces the life and places, the glories and despairs of Antonio Vivaldi, the red(haired) priest whose working relationship with a diva set tongues wagging and whose love for opera led to his downfall. And throughout and above all, of course, his music. Exquisite performances of the range of his work, from the "Estro Armonico" and other string masterpieces, pieces from some operas, "Juditha Triumphans," and examples of the sacred vocal music, are set against contemporary paintings and still-standing monuments and artifacts to show us the brilliant violin virtuoso who was said to be able to play on all four strings at once, to explain the qualities of Stradivarius' violins, and to trace the rise and fall of the inimitable Antonio Vivaldi. Written and directed by Lina Wertmuller. In Italian with English subtitles. (55 minutes)
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Alternative Names

controlled identityInstitut national de la communication audiovisuelle (France)

controlled identityOffice de radiodiffusion-télévision française

France Institut national de l'audiovisuel

French for National Audiovisual Institute.

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