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Big World Cinema (Firm)

Overview
Works: 22 works in 41 publications in 3 languages and 409 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Rules  History  Motion pictures  Music videos  Biography 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4375
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 92 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 70 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 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fact-based interracial gay love story of two men incarcerated in the infamous South African Robin Island prison in the 18th century. Claas Blank, a Koi herder was unjustly imprisoned for stealing cattle. Rijkhaart Jacobsz, a withdrawn Dutch sailor, was imprisoned for the crime of homosexuality. The two were placed on trial for sodomy and the film is based partly on court transcripts from the time
La León by Santiago Otheguy ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the Parana Delta, surrounded by a labyrinth of waterways meandering through lush wilderness, Alvaro lives a simple, lonely life harvesting reeds and fishing. In this remote area of Argentina lost in time, Alvaro's homosexuality and his love for books aggravates his isolation. The only link between this boundless territory and the city is the water-taxi 'El Leon.' It's captain, El Turu, is a violent and intolerant man. He feels threatened by Alvaro's difference and embarks on a brutal campaign against him"--Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Festival website
Behind the rainbow ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 34 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
It's my life by Brian Tilley ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 25 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 it's 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
Dreams of the good life ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Dreams of the good life, five South African women talk about life, love and how their dreams for the future have changed since they have found out they are HIV positive. The women now examine their relationships with men more openly than ever before
The tap ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 9 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
My mother built this house ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 7 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
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
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 Eric Barbier ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Revenge has been a long time coming ... Vincent Mandel is a photographer caught up in an ugly divorce and fighting for custody of his children. His already troubled life is blown apart by the appearance of a ghost from his past, Joseph Plender. Seductive, sympathetic, Plender is nonetheless utterly ruthless - a predator motivated by pure hatred of former classmate Vincent, and hungry for vengeance. It seems that Vincent's only chance to escape is to enter his world ..."--Container
That's me ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In That's me (7 min.), a HIV-positive drag queen discusses being gay and HIV-positive in Zimbabwe
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
Visa/vie ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A French-Moroccan woman, caught working at a fancy restaurant in Cape Town without a permit, is told to leave within 48 hours. Instead, she decides to make an announcement on a local radio station to Cape Town's bachelors: anyone interested in marrying her should meet her at the restaurant the following day
Beyond freedom the South African journey ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Beyond the freedom now shared in South Africa lies an insightful collection of personal experiences ready to challenge, entertain and inspire the world. This animated documentary is a unique collaboration of local artists and animators - an eclectic visual interpretation of a shared emotional journey. It is a universal story of subtle leaps and quiet transformations often overlooked on the road to political change"--Container
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
Queen Latifah presents Mama Africa ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
These three short films by African women present an African perspective on the universal theme of young people learning to cope with life's challenges
The Black ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Using the Black River in Cape Town as both a metaphor and embodiment of separation and displacement, Edwards constructs a poetic tableaux of water and sound to convey how the city's musical traditions, often markers of ethnic identity, reinforce the ghettoisation of culture and serve to bring people together. It includes interviews, backstage banter and live concert footage of musicians ranging from kwaito stars to right-wing Christian punk rockers. A compelling visual essay exploring the crosscurrents of history, culture and religion in Cape Town
 
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Languages
English (35)
Spanish (2)
French (2)