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Compagnie des Phares et Balises

Works: 115 works in 158 publications in 3 languages and 1,984 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  History  Comedy films  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: prn, Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Compagnie des Phares et Balises
Croupier by Mike Hodges( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in French and English and held by 413 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( Visual )

5 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 251 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
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn in love with mother Russia( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 236 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
Avanim Stones( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Hebrew and held by 173 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
The executioners( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 102 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."
Robert Louis Stevenson's St. Ives( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Napoleonic wars in France, the Count of St. Ives, a French nobleman, captured in battle and brought to a POW camp in Scotland. Once there, adventure and daring await when he meets and falls in love with a local woman, befriends the camp's British Major, and discovers his long-lost grandfather living just down the road
La Comedie francaise, ou, L'amour joue by Frederick Wiseman( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in French and held by 63 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
Mustapha Kemal Atatürk naissance d'une république = Mustapha Kemal Atatürk : the birth of a republic by Sverine Labat( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 60 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
Jews & Muslims : intimate strangers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 55 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
Beat generation Kerouac Ginsberg Borroughs by Xavier Villetard( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 39 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
Saint Ives( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Louis Stevenson's St. Ives Is a witty, romantic comedy that takes place during the Napoleonic Wars
Fair planet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 35 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 35 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
Fair planet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 35 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
Shimon Peres in my words( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 27 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
British cinema collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 24 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
Origins (610-721)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an account of the birth of Islam and a history of conquest stretching from Persia to Spain. For the conquered, what was their place in this empire? For the polytheists they had little choice but to convert, for the People Of The Book, Jews and Christians would be allowed to practice their religions, protected but restricted
The place of the other (721-1789)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 21 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
Narratives at war (1945) to present day( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1945, the world discovers the horror of the Nazi camps. In 1948, the birth of Israel aroused anger and bitterness among Arabs and Muslims, but triggered joy and exultation throughout the Jewish world. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were expelled or fled with the hope of a future return. Within just a few decades, the vast majority of Jews living in the Muslim world would leave Iraq, Egypt, Iran, Syria, Morocco and Tunisia
The separation (1789-1945)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History now takes us to Europe: the French Revolution. Nation-states. The Jews, now European citizens, became the target of a more asserted anti-Semitism. But having incorporated the new national elites, they began to take a greater interest in the fate of the Jews in the Muslim world and to play the role of their protectors. Trapped between Zionism and Arabic nationalism, Palestine, called "Southern Syria" by the Ottomans, became the object of religious and political contention
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