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Karel, William

Overview
Works: 176 works in 341 publications in 4 languages and 1,188 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  War films  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Miscellanea  Nonfiction films  Personal narratives  Documentary-style television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Director, Author, Film editor, Restager , Illustrator, Performer, Scenarist, Commentator, Other, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Karel
Secrets of state, the presidents' men( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The period after the Second World War marks a total break with America's tradition in foreign policy matters. The U.S. found itself obliged to take on international responsibilities it had previously refused. In this documentary, we trace the genesis and evolution of this decision-making, which is unique in its scope and power. This film deals with 50 years of power of the NSC, the United States' National Security Council and focuses on the important role played by American Secretaries of State
Opération "Vent printanier" : 16-17 juillet 1942 : la rafle du Vél' d'hiv' by Blanche Finger( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world according to Bush by William Karel( Visual )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and French and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two part series featuring interviews with US officials, CIA operatives, US journalists and prominent figures of the post-September 11 political landscape creates a disturbing portrait of President George W. Bush. The interviews reveal that Bush and his administration are committed representatives of the Christian Right. After 9 months in power and still with no defined political programme, George W. Bush found in September 11 the best pretext for declaring war on Iraq and terrorism and for taking on a mission of a lifetime. Himself a radical reborn Christian, a neo-conservative and supportive of Zionist policy, Bush and his operation would definitely serve Israel and settle the USA as controller in the Arab Middle East. Yet to justify his move and get the American people's approval, the Bush government had to implicate - and discredit - United Nations members, political experts, journalists and diplomats alike all around the Western world
Hollywood( Visual )

4 editions published in 2000 in Undetermined and English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A funny, bittersweet plunge into the heart of Hollywood, once the mecca of movie-making, the promised land for all Cecil B. de Milles to come. The tourist guide had warned William Karel: the most dangerous city in the States is dying a slow death. Hollywood has become a gigantic open-air museum. Dreams have disappeared, but miracles still happen. The film is a long tracking shot in the city of vice and virtue: male prostitution, Bogart's films minus the fag, the Marlboro cowboy who hasn't taken a drag since 1995 because in Hollywood, just lighting up makes you depraved, the frenzy of shopping, the obsession with health and being thin, people obsessed by sexual harassment, vitamin addicts, no sugar-no salt-no cholesterol-no butter-no fat-no hormone-no alcohol restaurants ... and the bottles of "Hollywood Drops"--Three drops on a fresh fruit salad gives it a tin can taste - a product designed for kids who eat fruit salad from cans and who can't stand natural foods
Dark side of the moon by William Karel( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the revelation of director Stanley Kubrick's close relationship with NASA on 2001: A Space Odyssey and Barry Lindon, the director invents a fictional scenario. Using images of the moon landing, hijacked archival footage, false documents, and authentic interviews removed from their context, the viewer is invited to consider how difficult it is to separate truth from manipulation, given the techniques and abilities of mass media
1929 by William Karel( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indiqué sur la jaquette : "De ce qu'il est convenu d'appeler "La crise de 1929", il ne reste rien, ou presque. Pratiquement plus aucun témoin encore en vie, ou assez âgé à cette époque pour s'en souvenir. Il ne reste que ces films d'archives, ces photos. Nous avons tenté de comprendre, en faisant appel à des historiens et des économistes de renom, comment tout cela est arrivé. Quelles sont les origines, les causes, les effets, les mécanismes économiques de cette crise cernée par deux guerres mondiales. Avec une interrogation : Cela peut-il recommencer?"
Barack Obama, Great Expectations (Part 2 of 2)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Barack Obama was elected in 2008, rarely had expectations been so high, and the obstacles to achieve them so great. The new president had to confront major crises -- economic collapse chief among them -- as well as an opposition wildly determined to discredit him and destroy his agenda. From the producers of March of the Penguins, the film takes us inside the White House with exclusive footage from the NBC News archives. Go behind the scenes of this epic fight, with Obama's main advisors and leading political analysts telling the inside story on the president's historic and rocky first term
Barack Obama, Great Expectations (Part 1 of 2)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Barack Obama was elected in 2008, rarely had expectations been so high, and the obstacles to achieve them so great. The new president had to confront major crises -- economic collapse chief among them -- as well as an opposition wildly determined to discredit him and destroy his agenda. From the producers of March of the Penguins, the film takes us inside the White House with exclusive footage from the NBC News archives. Go behind the scenes of this epic fight with Obama's main advisors and leading political analysts telling the inside story on the president's historic and rocky first term
Le monde selon Bush by William Karel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George Bush et son fils, W., se sont succédés à la tête du pays le plus puissant de la planète. Mais qui sont les Bush? En apparence, la "dynastie tranquille" de l'Amérique. En réalité, une dynastie dont les secrets de famille insoupçonnables sont soigneusement enfouis. Ce documentaire s'appuie sur des faits dûment vérifiés et des témoignages, et offre un tableau inquiétant et saisissant de l'exercice du pouvoir suprême à la tête de la première puissance du monde
CIA guerres secrètes by William Karel( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in French and English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"De Pearl Harbor à la seconde guerre d'Irak, du Chili au Guatemala, du Congo à l'Iran, du premier attentat contre le World Trade Center au 11 septembre 2001, de Bush père à Bush junior, plus de 50 ans d'histoire de la C.I.A. à travers des témoignages inédits par l'un des plus grands documentaristes français
Les hommes de la maison blanche Conversations avec les hommes du président by William Karel( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indiqué sur la jaquette : "De la Baie des Cochons à la guerre du Golfe, en passant par le Vietnam, l'Irangate ou la chute du Mur, l'histoire secrète de la diplomatie américaine à travers le témoignage des "Hommes du Président". Qu'ils soient secrétaires d'État, directeurs de la CIA ou du NSC, conseillers personnels ou Chefs d'État Major, tous s'expriment librement et sans langue de bois sur la politique extérieure des États-Unis depuis plus de cinquante ans ..."
Sarah's key by Gilles Paquet-Brenner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris de nos jours. Julia Jarmond, journaliste américaine installée en France depuis 20 ans, enquête sur l'épisode douloureux du Vel' d'Hiv'. En remontant les faits, son chemin croise celui de Sarah, une petite fille qui avait 10 ans en juillet 1942. Ce qui n'était que le sujet d'un article devient alors, pour Julia, une quête personnelle, révélant un passé lourd de secrets. A 60 ans de distance, deux destins vont se mêler et bouleverser à jamais la vie de Julia
Une terre deux fois promise : Israël-Palestine : cinquante ans d'histoire racontée par ceux qui l'ont faite by William Karel( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in French and English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le journal commence à 20 heures by William Karel( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in French and German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pendant plusieurs mois, en 1998 et 99, William Karel a filmé la fabrication du journal télévisé de France 2, "Le 20 heures", en suivant le quotidien des journalistes, rédacteurs et présentateurs. En privilégiant la salle de conférence de la rédaction habituellement fermée aux regards étrangers, la majeure partie du film se déroule d'une conférence à l'autre, ponctuée par des incursions dans la salle des Euro Vision News, un système d'échanges quotidiens d'images à l'échelle planétaire. Filmer la zone d'ombre, la partie invisible du journal télévisé, pour démontrer le mécanisme des conférences de rédaction et tenter de comprendre comment remonte l'information. Un film vivant, souvent drôle, un voyage au coeur de l'information télévisée et une réflexion sur la façon dont le petit écran rend compte de l'actualité
Secrets of State, The Presidents' Men, Part 3( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans la vie by Philippe Faucon( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in French and Arabic and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire d'amitié entre Esther, une femme âgée de confession juive et Halima, sa garde-malade, musulmane pratiquante. Halima finit par redonner à Esther le goût de vivre
Louis Aragon : carnet de route by Aragon( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La fille du juge by William Karel( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sur fond de prise d'otages, d'attentats meurtriers à Paris, de pressions politiques, de machine médiatique et judiciaire, c'est l'histoire d'une petite fille insouciante, confrontée brutalement aux menaces de mort, aux gardes du corps, à la peur... jusqu'au drame final, un soir d'hiver 1990
Opération lune by William Karel( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in French and English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Un documentaire d'intrigue, subtil mélange de faits réels, de fiction et d'hypothèses autour d'un événement qui marqua le XXème siècle : la course à la Lune. Construit autour de réelles interviews d'Henry Kissinger, Donald Rumsfeld ou Buzz Aldrin, ce film jette le trouble et nous rappelle le pouvoir des images et leur possible manipulation."
My dad is into terrorism( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film featuring Clémence Boulouque based on her book "Mort d'un silence" about her father French Judge, Gilles Boulouque. Using footage from the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and archival footage from her childhood as a backdrop, Clémence explores the truth behind her father's release of a suspected terrorist mastermind in France and the resulting negative public response which leads to his suicide at the age of 40
 
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Alternative Names
William Karel filmregisseur uit Tunesië

William Karel French film director

William Karel tunesischer Fotograf, Autor und Regisseur

Languages
French (50)

English (26)

German (3)

Arabic (1)