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Compagnie des Phares et Balises

Works: 121 works in 188 publications in 3 languages and 2,232 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Comedy films  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Biography  Internet videos  Educational films 
Roles: prn, Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Compagnie des Phares et Balises
Croupier by Mike Hodges( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and French and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Manfred est un écrivain en herbe qui aspire à une vie meilleure. Il retourne à son ancien emploi de croupier et se retrouve malgré lui dans l'univers malsain des casinos. Il recontre Jani, une joueuse compulsive qui tente de le convaincre de participer à un audacieux plan de cambriolage du casino. L'influence de ce monde mystérieux lui procure le sentiment du danger, et l'inspiration nécessaire pour publier son premier best-seller
Nuremberg : les Nazis face à leurs crimes by Christian Delage( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nuremberg, November 20, 1945--The trials of Nazi war criminals begins in a city still in ruins, barely six months after the Germans' surrender. The United States, France, Great Britain and the USSR unite to deliver exemplary justice in response to crimes against peace and, for the first time in history, to "crimes against humanity". On the accused bench sit 21 of the highest Nazi dignitaries, including Hermann Göring, Rudolph Hess, Joachim von Ribbentrop and Wilhelm Keitel. They all plead not guilty, although the "atrocities" committed are tremendous. As evidence, films of the liberation of the concentration camps would be screened, an unprecedented move, during the proceedings. Evidence is presented, confrontations arise, testimonies of executioners and victims are heard. After 10 months of hearings, the verdict is rendered: 12 defendants sentenced to death penalties, including one in absentia, seven sentenced to prison and three acquitted. Thus ends the trial that paved the way for the creation of international tribunals."--Container
Avanim = Stones by Raphaël Nadjari( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Hebrew and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman splits her time between her job at her father's Tel Aviv firm, her husband and child, and her lover. Her life becomes altered forever when the lover is killed by a suicide bomber
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn : in love with mother Russia( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I could not have invented my life better than it invented itself. All I had to do was take possession of it to write about it. So says Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, a Nobel Laureate who has lived the terrible hardships of his landmark novels. In this gripping program, key figures such as Andrei Vassilievsky, the editor of Novy Mir; Nikita Struve, the first publisher of The Gulag Archipelago; and Solzhenitsyn himself, in a rare interview, discuss the events that have both stimulated and shaped a perilous lifetime of writing. Extracts from Archipelago and The Oak and the Calf drive home the harsh realities of life in the U.S.S.R. during the Stalin and Brezhnev regimes
The executioners( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This special program explores the "historic use of the death penalty from the point of view of the states that kill and those whose job it is to carry out the sentence."
Fair planet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 20 million people in Latin America, Africa and Asia earn their living from the production and processing of coffee. However, price fluctuations and the eating-away of profit margins has a dramatic effect on small-scale producers. In Cauca, one of the poorest regions of Colombia, 70% of small-scale farmers live below the poverty line. Michel Besson, a young Frenchman, created Andines, a fair-trade company. We go back up the coffee supply-chain with him to try and understand what is at stake in his struggle
Fair planet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the state of Rondonia, in the Amazonian forest of Brazil, large-scale forest usage and extensive breeding have been part of daily life since the beginning of the 1970s. Over 50% of the forest's surface area has already been destroyed: it is a true ecological catastrophe. Small-scale producers continue to sink into poverty. A group of local farmers decided to take steps: they created APA, or the alternative producers' association, in order to create a farming model that respects the environment and in which food takes pride of place. Thanks to Alter-eco and fair trade, they sell their production for a fair price. Soon, they will start to produce FSC-certified wood, an internationally recognized standard for sustainable forest usage
Fair planet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White gold is what rural dwellers from Mali, the world's number one producer, called cotton before it became a source of submission to the world market, leading to poverty and devastation of the most fertile lands. To this heavy burden, they are now threatened by GMOs. In order to exist, Malian rural dwellers are putting up a resistance with the help of civil partnerships and men and women who still believe in Africa. Among them, Aminata Traoré, the former Malian minister of culture, and Franck Merceron, director of Swiss NGO Helvetas are giving their support to a program of organic, fair-trade cotton
Mustapha Kemal Atatürk : naissance d'une république = Mustapha Kemal Atatürk : the birth of a republic( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Mustapha Kemal, the founder of the Republic of Turkey and its first president. Focuses especially on "Atatürk's" political career, which was marked by twin desires for reform and modernization
Robert Louis Stevenson's St. Ives( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Napoleonic wars in France, the Count of St. Ives, a French nobleman, is taken prisoner by the British and taken to a prison in Scotland. Thinking that his entire family was murdered during the uprising, St. Ives finds that his brother and grandfather are still alive. His grandfather finds out St. Ives is alive. St. Ives escapes from prison and his grandfather proclaims his entire estate and fortune to St. Ives. But St. Ives's brother has other ideas. In the meantime St. Ives falls in love
La Comedie francaise, ou, L'amour joue by Frederick Wiseman( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in French and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unnarrated documentary on the 300 year old Paris comedy company. Wiseman shows us every facet of the production, from the construction of the set to the cafeteria, to a birthday party for a retired actress who has reached 100
Jews & Muslims : intimate strangers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episodes from the French television program Juif et Musulmans. Encompasses a historical survey of the relations between Muslims and Jews from the time of Muhammad to the present day
The Beat Generation by Xavier Villetard( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in French and English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tells the story of the wonderful and long-lasting friendship between Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs that gave birth to the Beat Generation movement. It focuses on the corresponcence between the writers and unique archives to give an insider's account, from New York to Paris, San Francisco to Tangiers, of this exceptional literary adventure."--Back cover
Climate skeptics : the climate war by Laure Noualhat( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in French and English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For some years climate skeptics have been questioning the reality of global warming. These movements are financed by large industrial groups who significantly contribute to the greenhouse gas emissions and who have set up scientific research teams, think-tanks and lobbying groups to defend their theories. How do they spread their fallacious theories from one coast to the other? Who supports them and why? In the US, London, Paris or Brussels, a battle for influence pits these merchants of doubt to international organizations (UN, European Parliament, etc.) How did a few researchers manage to sow the seeds of incertitude?" -- Container
Saint Ives by Charles Bronson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Louis Stevenson's St. Ives is a witty, romantic comedy that takes place during the Napoleonic Wars. A French officer, Captain Jacques St. Ives, is captured in battle and brought to a prisoner of war camp in Scotland. Once there, adventure and daring await when he meets and falls in love with a beautiful local woman, befriends the prison camp's British Major and discovers his long-lost grandfather is living just down the road
At Frida Kahlo's : Mexico City (1933-1941)( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'At Frida Kahlo's' recalls the great adventures of 'The Blue House': its parties, its manifestoes, its artists, its freewheeling love affairs, its betrayals ... as well as its unlikely melding of art and revolution, of Surrealism and Mexico, of the Old and the New Worlds
British cinema collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolstoy's Anna Karenina: "Anna Karenina (Vivien Leigh) is a Russian noblewoman who becomes tangled in a torrid affair with a dashing young man. As rumors begin to spread, the ensuing scandal threatens to destroy her upstanding image, her family and her life"--Container
Shimon Peres : in my words( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This 2-part documentary, filmed over a period of two years with Peres in Tel Aviv, is an epic tale of Israeli history told through the words of the man who was at the center of it all. It is an extraordinary trip through history, thanks to never before seen archive footage, Shimon Peres' private photos, and manuscripts that illustrate his captivating story"--Container
Pink attitude : princesses, pop stars & girl power( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cheerful, bubbly and colourful, the Girlie-Girl Culture is an unavoidable phenomenon of our western society. This ambiguous and popular culture-both angelic and demoniac constantly oscillates between two extreme images of women: the little girl and the temptress, ingénue, predator. How has the Girlie-Girl Culture managed to conquer the world, to shape and impose guidelines to a new feminine identity? Which cultural codes lurk behind the glitter and pink veneer of the Pink Attitude-codes that guide the majority of today's girls from cradle to adulthood? From Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Hello Kitty, Barbie and Bratz dolls, to pop icons Katy Perry, Rihanna or Miley Cyrus and their sugar-candy sexy videos clips and TV shows, romantic comedies, women's magazines and nail salons blooming on every street corner... Welcome to the land of Girly-Girl Culture"--Container
The place of the other (721-1789)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 721, the Muslim Empire was vast. Across the empire Jews and Christians were minorities motivated by a desire to obtain the most favorable status. Their quest for an elevated status within the empire did not hinder cultural exchanges as can be determined with the House of Wisdom in Baghdad, nor prevent the occurrence in the 11th Century of the massacre of Jews in Granada and the persecution and forced conversion of Jews & Christians under the Almohads in the 12th Century. In the 15th Century, the Reconquista chased the Jews and Muslims from Spain which heralded the end of Al-Andalus
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn : in love with mother Russia
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