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Big World Cinema (Firm)

Overview
Works: 24 works in 45 publications in 3 languages and 416 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Drama  Documentary television programs  Rules  Biographical films  Short films  Nonfiction films  History  Romance films  Historical films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: RA643.86.S6, 330.984
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 93 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

A fact-based interracial gay love story of two men incarcerated in the infamous South African Robben Island prison in the 18th century. Claas Blank, a Khoi 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 Rijkhaart Jacobsz, a withdrawn Dutch sailor, was imprisoned for the crime of homosexuality.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 42 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 )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 38 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 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moment features men and women from different backgrounds who share their most personal thoughts about courtship and sexual behavior. The discuss the six stages of seduction: the moment you meet, the moment you connect, the moment you seduce, the moment you kiss, the moment you take your clothes off, and the moment before penetration. A caption asks us: at which moment do you decide to use a condom?
Dreams of the good life by Bridget Pickering( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 21 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
It's my life by Brian Tilley( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 14 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 policies around HIV/AIDS. As a leader in the campaign for affordable treatment, Zackie's position is not one all his friends and colleagues support
My mother built this house( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 12 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
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
All Roads Film Festival collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

5th world: "Two young Navajos hitch hike home through the Navajo reservation, falling in love along the way"--Insert
That's me( Visual )

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

Choose life: a Mozambican music video centered around the funeral of a young man who has died of AIDS. It stresses that people should cherish and enjoy life while acting responsibly regarding HIV and AIDS (4 min.)
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
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"
Le serpent by ric 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
Husk La deche( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In a desolate country village, a young woman's father is so drunk and useless that she must use her own wit, and her pet viper, to deal with a threatening debt collector
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
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
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
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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