Ejiofor, Chiwetel 1974-
Most widely held works by Chiwetel Ejiofor
2012 ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,659 libraries worldwide
A geophysical team, who are investigating the effect of radiation from other solar systems has on the Earth, learn that the core of the Earth is heating up and warn the President of the United States. While the leaders of the world race to build 'arks' to escape the impending doom, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc all over the world.
Why Shakespeare ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,564 libraries worldwide
Various famous and not so famous individuals state the effect that Shakespeare's works have had in their lives. A main video presentation accompanied by seventeen vignettes.
American gangster ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,553 libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, American Gangster is the story of two men: Frank Lucas, former driver, bouncer, and collector for Bumpy Johnson, the so-called Robin Hood of Harlem; and Richie Roberts, night-school lawyer, detective, and honest cop. Frank is importing heroin direct from Bangkok--by-passing the Italian and Sicilian mafia--undercutting their prices, delivering superior product, and making a fortune. Richie, loathed by cops on the take for turning in a million bucks in unmarked bills found in a suspects car, is heading a newly formed Federal investigation force for narcotics, tasked with finding and arresting North American drug kingpins. These two men are destined to meet, a meeting that will change their lives.
Inside man ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,511 libraries worldwide
NYPD Detective Keith Frazier struggles to outsmart Dalton, a high-stakes bank robber who, along with a well-trained crew of accomplices, has seized control of a Wall Street bank. The robbers turn what initially looks like a hostage crisis into a personal crusade to expose some mysterious evil secrets. As the dangerous cat-and-mouse game unfolds, Madaline, a power broker with her own agenda, emerges and injects even more instability into an already volatile situation.
Children of men ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,475 libraries worldwide
Theo Faron is a bureaucrat in a Britain gone despotic. It is 2027 and the entire planet has gone infertile. Women no longer have babies, and chaos has erupted: war, rebellion, mass destruction, and a huge refugee problem, with the imposition of martial law. One day, Theo is kidnapped. His ex-wife Julian has a proposition for her former spouse, and because of their relationship, she thinks Theo will acquiesce. Theo is about to be tossed into a web of intrigue involving the very fate of humanity.
Salt ( Visual )
10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,474 libraries worldwide
As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Her efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues.
Serenity ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,076 libraries worldwide
A group of intergalactic revolutionaries get more than they bargained for when they agree to transport two teenagers aboard their ship.
Dirty pretty things ( Visual )
23 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,024 libraries worldwide
Nigerian exile Okwe and Turkish chambermaid Senay toil at a west London hotel that is full of illegal activity. Late one night Okwe makes a shocking discovery, which creates an impossible dilemma and tests the limits of all they know.
Melinda and Melinda ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and German and held by 739 libraries worldwide
The complex story of Melinda, a woman whose life is told from both a tragic and a comic perspective. Both stories involve the same woman who crashes a Manhattan dinner party, but with wildly different results.
Talk to me ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 736 libraries worldwide
A look at the life and career of charismatic Washington D.C.-area radio personality Ralph "Petey" Green, who was renowned for his "tell it like it is" approach to politics and race.
The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer ( Recording )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 663 libraries worldwide
In futuristic Satellite City, fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill escapes from his abusive orphanage and teams up with three other people who share his unusual ability to see supernatural creatures, and together they determine the nature and purpose of the swarming blue Parasites that are invisible to most humans.
Redbelt ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 647 libraries worldwide
A jujitsu master becomes corrupted by the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. When a respected jujitsu master eschews a lucrative prizefighting career in favor of opening a self-defense dojo, it appears that he has chosen a peaceful path in life. The dedicated master's fate takes an unanticipated turn, however, when he is manipulated into participating in ultimate fighting championships by a group of unscrupulous actors and fight promoters. Later, as the master is being relentlessly beaten in a dirty street fight, he connects with a high-profile action star with serious marital problems. Realizing that the only way to regain his honor is to step into the ring, he reluctantly prepares for the fight of his life.
Endgame ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 605 libraries worldwide
Working for P. W. Botha, Dr. Neil Barnard opens talks with imprisoned Nelson Mandela. But lesser known are the secret talks that take place in a rural English manor house. Both sides may win or lose all, including their own lives. Botha learns of the British talks and, with the inevitable demise of apartheid, he intends to control the endgame by using the tactics of divide and rule. Against all the odds, a precious arena of frail trust between the two warring parties is achieved.
Kinky boots ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 583 libraries worldwide
To save the family shoe business from bankruptcy, young Charlie turns to an unlikely new creative consultant: a sassy cross-dressing cabaret singer whose outrageous style and wild designs are a breath of fresh air in the stuffy old factory.
Children of men ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 566 libraries worldwide
The world's youngest citizen has just died at 18, and humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction. Set in and around a dystopian London fractious with violence and warring nationalistic sects, Children of Men follows the unexpected discovery of a lone pregnant woman and the desperate journey to deliver her to safety and restore faith for a future beyond those presently on Earth.
Tsunami the aftermath ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 435 libraries worldwide
Two years ago a Tsunami ravaged the coast of Thailand and hundreds of thousands lost their lives. This story follows a group of people whose lives are irrevocably transformed in the aftermath including: a young couple searching for their child; a Thai survivor who loses his family and tries to prevent developers from seizing the land his village is built on; an Englishwoman whose husband and son are missing; an ambitious reporter; a relief worker; an overwhelmed British official whose faith in the system is torn apart; and a leading Thai meteorologist, whose earlier report detailing the inevitability of a tsunami hitting the affected area was ignored.
Slow burn ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
Ford Cole is a big-city district attorney with his eye on the mayor's office and a big problem on his hands. One of his deputies, the beautiful assistant district attorney, Nora Timmer, has just confessed to killing a man in what she claims was self-defense. A bad situation gets worse when a stranger named Luther turns up at the police station to contradict Nora's story and paints a very different picture of Ford's talented colleague. With his career and perhaps his life on the line, Ford has a mere handful of hours to sort the truth from the lies that involve Nora, a record store clerk, and a powerful gang lord.
Talk to me ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Washington, D.C., in the mid-to-late 1960s, vibrant soul music and exploding social consciousness were combining to become a unique and powerful effect. It was the place and time for Ralph Waldo "Petey" Greene, Jr. to fully express himself and "tell it like it is." With the support of his irrepressible and tempestuous girlfriend Vernell, the new ex-con talks his way into an on-air radio gig. He forges a friendship and a partnership with Dewey Hughes. From the first wild morning on the air, Petey relies on the more straight-laced Dewey to run interference at WOL-AM, where Dewey is the program director. At the station, Petey quickly becomes an iconic radio personality. Combining biting humor with social commentary, Petey openly courts controversy for station owner E.G. Sonderling. Petey was determined to make not just himself but his community heard during this turbulent period in American history. As Petey's voice, humor, and spirit surge across the airwaves with the vitality of the era, listeners tune in to hear not only incredible music but also a man speaking directly to them about race and power in America. Through the years, Petey's style, on- and off-air - would redefine both Petey and Dewey, and empower each to become the man he would most like to be.
Othello by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Iago convinces Othello, the Moor of Venice, that his wife, Desdemona has been unfaithful. Iago is an evil, manipulative character with his own agenda. A plot of jealousy and rage transpires in this classic Shakespearean tale.
Red dust ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
A political thriller set in a small South African town during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings. Human rights lawyer Sarah Barcant must represent Alex Mpondo, a former political activist, who was held captive and sadistically tortured by a police officer under the apartheid regime in South Africa.
Action and adventure films Bank robberies Biographical films Brokers Core of the Earth Criminal behavior Criminal psychology Detectives Drama Drama--Study and teaching Drug traffic Earth Educational films End of the world (Astronomy) England--London Environmental degradation Extinction (Biology) Feature films Fertility, Human Fiction films Film adaptations Films--for the hearing impaired Fugitives from justice Gangster films Gangsters Geophysical prediction Heroin industry Historical films History Human rights workers Illegal aliens Intelligence officers James, P. D Lucas, Frank,--1930- New York (State)--New York New York (State)--New York--Harlem Police films Pregnant women Refugees--Government policy Science fiction films Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Spies Spy films Study skills Survivalism Thrillers (Motion pictures) Two thousand twelve, A.D United States.--Central Intelligence Agency Video recordings--for people with visual disabilities Video recordings--for the hearing impaired
Eijofor, Chjwetel 1974-
Ejiofor, Chiwetal, 1974-
Multiple languages (7)
English, Middle (1)