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Big World Cinema (Firm)

Overview
Works: 27 works in 48 publications in 5 languages and 438 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Drama  Documentary television programs  Rules  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  History  Short films  Romance films  Historical films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: RA643.86.S6, 307.76
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Big World Cinema (Firm)
The cost of living( Visual )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 14 of a series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. This program examines why AIDS drugs are unaffordable in developing countries, using as examples Thailand and South Africa, two countries who have applied to use compulsory licenses and parallel importing -- practices agreed under World Trade Organization guidelines -- to make their own generic versions of anti-retroviral drugs to halt the AIDS epidemic in their countries. It also asks why anti-retroviral drugs still aren't included in the WTO's essential drugs lists
An act of faith : the Phelophepa health train( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 4 of a series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. A group of health professionals spends nine months each year touring the poorest and most remote areas of South Africa. With a full contingent of volunteer doctors, dentists, optometrists and health educators on board, the "good clean health train" delivers quality health care to deprived rural communities
Proteus by John Greyson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Im Jahr 1735 verlieben sich auf der südafrikanischen Gefangeneninsel Robben Island ein Ureinwohner und ein Bure, müssen aber erkennen, dass ihre Liebe im Zwangssystem der Insel nicht geheim gehalten werden kann. (Lexikon des Internationalen Films)
La León by Santiago Otheguy( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set on the Parana Delta, El Turu is captain of a water bus that links the isolated communities of traditional reed cutters. One of the workers, Álvaro, is a quiet gay man whose love of books makes him as much an outsider as his sexuality. It also makes him the perfect target for El Turu's hostility
Behind the rainbow( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A detailed exploration of the evolution of, and internal conflicts within, the ruling African National Congress (ANC), since it first came to power with Nelson Mandela's election in 1994"--Container
Guilty( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guilty dramatizes the HIV-related issues of blame, trust and responsibility, and examines preconceptions concerning high-risk groups and how these assumptions not only lead to denial but can further stigmatize HIV. Follows Meg, a white woman, who is making a film about the spread of HIV in underdeveloped areas
My mother built this house( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are four million homeless people in South Africa who live in shacks in slums or squatter settlements. Government programs are building houses for these homeless, but it is a slow process. This program looks at the difference the South African Homeless People's Federation is making. The federation members, most of whom are women, save up money to add to their government grants, allowing them to build larger houses, helping women and their families live in a home of their own
Dreams of the good life( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gotta give is a music video for a song that encourages young women to take control of their sexual relationships
It's my life by Brian Tilley( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zackie Achmat is an AIDS activist who refuses to take anti-retrovirals until they are available in public hospitals and clinics. He leads the court battle against the multi-national drug companies and takes on the South African government for its confusing policies around HIV/AIDS. As a leader in the campaign for affordable treatment, Zackie's provocative position is not one all his friends and colleagues support
The tap( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through the eyes of one woman, Nolindile Mdatshwa, The tap reflects a year of change and drama in the village of Sicambeni, in South Africa. Filmed over ten months, this film gives an intimate insight into the life of one woman and her community as they participate in the process of bringing clean water to their village. Through the reality of life in the village, we come to see the problems of living without clean water; of the endless and repeated task of collecting it and carrying it long distances, and the difference that its arrival makes"--Company web site
All Roads Film Festival collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

5th world: "Two young Navajos hitch hike home through the Navajo reservation, falling in love along the way"--Insert
Stories of our lives( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Swahili and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A schoolgirl gets suspended for her budding relationship with a fellow female student. A young man eager to explore his sexuality at a clandestine gay club in Nairobi contends with the explosive reaction of his homophobic friend. A closeted gay man falls in love with his befuddled straight best friend. On June 30, 2013, the Nest Collective began archiving the stories of queer Kenyans. After several months of touring and collecting hundreds of compelling stories, they turned some of the resulting stories into this anthology film. The film remains banned in Kenya." -- Container
That's me( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That's me: a HIV-positive drag queen discusses being gay and HIV-positive in Zimbabwe (7 min.)
Beats of the Antonov( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Arabic and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beats of the Antonov tells the story of the people of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains in Sudan, showing how they deal with civil war. Traditionally music has always been part of daily life in these areas, but now, it has a new role in a society challenged by war." -- Distributor website
Love the one you love( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Love The One You Love is the kaleidoscopic, multi-award-winning and entirely improvised debut feature by Jenna Bass. Set in Cape Town, the film follows the star-crossed stories of a phone-sex line operator, a dog handler, a love-sick IT-technician and a lonely teenager as they discover that their romantic relationships are part of a bizarre conspiracy to keep them in - or out - of love. Acclaimed by festivals and audiences around the world, Love The One You Love hails a new generation of South African cineam."--Accompanying insert
Hidden heart : the story of Christian Barnard and Hamilton Naki( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary tells the story of the first heart transplant performed in Cape Town, in December 1967. Unlike previous accounts, this film acknowledges the role played by Hamilton Naki, a black man, who was equally a part of the sensational operation
Le serpent by Éric Barbier( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vincent Mandel, a photographer and father on the brink of divorce, sees his life collapse because of a vile scheme cooked up by a former classmate, Joseph Plender. Murder, kidnapping, and blackmail make Vincent's life a living hell. He has only one hope left: to beat Plender at his own game"--UniFrance web site
After Mandela : Behind the rainbow( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goes behind the political struggles and personal turmoil within the Presidency of South Africa. More than a decade after the inauguration of Nelson Mandela, South Africa will host the World Cup. But while the founding Freedom Charter of the ANC outlined ideals for "a better life for all," harsh inequalities still exist, from xenophobic attacks to corruption scandals and township protests. "Behind the rainbow explores the transition of the ANC from a liberation organization into South Africa's ruling party, through the evolution of the relationship between two of its most prominent cadres, Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma. Exiled under apartheid, they were brothers in arms, under Mandela they loyally laboured to build a non-racial state, now they are bitter rivals. Their duel threatens to tear apart the ANC and the country, as the poor desperately seek hope in change and the elite fight for the spoils of victory."
Gotta give( Visual )

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

Gotta give: A music video for a song that encourages young women to take control of their sexual relationships
Heart space( Visual )

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

"The story of three young strangers on the move in the new South Africa ... [They] set out from Cape Town on the road north. Driving after dark, they hit a springbok. The car comes off the road and crashes to a halt ... At a time when the barriers of apartheid have finally come down, they are thrown together in the center of the arena"--Liner notes
 
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