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Institut national de l'audiovisuel (France)

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Merce Cunningham a lifetime of dance by Charles Atlas( Visual )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and French and held by 636 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."
L'oeil de Vichy The eye of Vichy by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in French and English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

À travers des documents cinématographiques de l'époque, et plus particulièrement à partir d'images familières tirées des Actualités, accompagnées de leurs commentaires d'origine, ce film ne montre pas la France telle qu'elle fut gouvernée entre 1940 et 1944, mais telle que Pétain et les collaborateurs ont voulu qu'on la voie. On peut y apercevoir l'avancée des troupes allemandes, l'Exode, Paul Reynaud, le Maréchal Vainqueur de Verdun, l'Armistice, Montoire, ainsi que d'autres moments historiques. Face à ces images qui devaient être l'ultime instrument de domination, Claude Chabrol se comporte à juste titre comme un scientifique: les mensonges se passent de commentaires
Koko, a talking gorilla by Barbet Schroeder( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 412 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 )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 401 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
S21 the Khmer Rouge killing machine by Rithy Panh( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Khmer and English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program chronicles the human rights abuses of the Khmer Rouge after they seized power in Cambodia in 1975
The sixties by Chris Marker( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of the worldwide political upheavals during the Sixties and Seventies. Interweaves footage from the Vietnam War and the antiwar protests in the U.S., May '68 in Paris, the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, Salvador Allende and the coup in Chile, Che Guevara and Regis Debray in Bolivia, the Shah of Iran, Fidel Castro, et alia. Contains official images, film clips, news coverage trims and neglected reels
Telltale bodies( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 250 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 )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before detectives set foot on a crime scene, forensic scientists must first painstakingly glean every bit of evidence. In this program, Professor Margot of the Forensic Science Institute of Lausanne describes advances in criminal science. New technology has made it possible to capture footprints with Mylar and static electricity rather than plaster; to cause fingerprints on a shell casing to reappear after the bullet has been fired and ejected; to computerize Identikit composites; and to identify firearms and ammunition by discharging weapons into pseudo-flesh and examining the results. The contributions of Reiss and Locard to crime scene analysis, along with Godart's role in the 1927 Sacco and Vanzetti investigation, provide some of the historical antecedents of modern criminology
Science in the courtroom( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 231 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
Le fantôme d'Henri Langlois : le merveilleux permanent = Henri Langlois : phantom of the Cinémathèque by Jacques Richard( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For forty years, Langlois presided over the Cinémathèque Française with absolute commitment and unwavering passion. By collecting motion pictures, he preserved the priceless treasures of an art form. It wasn't always easy as Langlois went underground during the Nazi occupation of Paris and as he battled with bureaucrats. Includes rare footage and interviews
Antoine de Saint-Exupery et Le Petit Prince( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 211 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
Victor Hugo A Concise Biography by Henri Guillemin( Visual )

2 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in French and held by 211 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
Les médias et l'information : l'impossible transparence du discours by Patrick Charaudeau( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in French and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernard Parmegiani by Bernard Parmegiani( )

4 editions published in 2008 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moliere Dom Juan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 197 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. (French, 106 minutes, b&w) A streaming videorecording
Ben-Gurion by Jerry Schatzberg( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 193 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
Ainsi meurent les anges( Visual )

8 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Senegalese poet living in France suffers from existential malaise, exacerbated by his turbulent relationship with his father
Archives GRM( )

2 editions published in 2004 and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vivaldi by Lina Wertmüller( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 182 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
Chekhov by Nikita Mikhalkov( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 137 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)
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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.

Furansu Kokuritsu Shichokaku Kenkyujo



INA (Institut national de l'audiovisuel : France)

Institut national de la communication audiovisuelle (France)

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