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Brooks, Philip 1953-2003

Works: 21 works in 122 publications in 7 languages and 1,526 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Biography  Biographical films  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Director, Producer, Restager , Film editor, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 305.488961092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Philip Brooks
The life and times of Sara Baartman : "The Hottentot Venus" by Zola Maseko( Visual )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and Creoles and Pidgins, French-based and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film of the life a Khoikhoi woman who was taken from South Africa in 1810 and exhibited as a freak across Britain. The image and ideas for "The Hottentot Venus" (particularly the interest in her sexual anatomy) swept through British popular culture. A court battle waged by abolitionists to free her from her exhibitors failed. In 1814, a year before her death, she was taken to France and became the object of scientific research that formed the bedrock of European ideas about black female sexuality
Woubi Cheri( Visual )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cross-section of gender-bending pioneers describe in their own words their lives as homosexual Africans in Abijan. Woubi Chéri is the first film to give African homosexuals a chance to describe their world in their own words. Often funny, sometimes ribald, but always real, this documentary introduces us to gender pioneers demanding their right to construct a distinct African homosexuality. One needs a new language to create a new world; therefore this film begins with a vocabulary lesson. The main characters explain for us that a woubi is a male who chooses to play the role of "wife" in a relationship with another man. A yossi, is a bisexual man, perhaps married, who accepts the role of a woubi's husband. A toussou bakari is a lesbian. Controus are homophobes who oppose the woubia lifestyle. The film introduces us to a cross-section of Abidjan's woubi community. Vincent, an immigrant from Burkina Faso, is a traditional griot and sage. Laurent defied his father's wishes that he become an auto mechanic to open a patisserie in Abidjan. Bibiche and Tatiana are cross-dressing prostitutes. Barbara, a glamorous more mature transvestite, is the leader of the tight-knit group and President of the Ivory Coast Transvestites Association. Laurent recalls this community was like a new family. "Your real family was the one you created. Nobody had to hide anything." The transvestites once called themselves "bats" because they hide together during the day and came out only at night. Even now, Tatiana says, "It's not easy for us to go out in the daytime. They throw stones at us. It's not easy for us here in Africa ... But it's our right to be different. Without the right to be different, Africa is going nowhere." With the support of their emerging community, Abidjan's woubis are beginning to claim their place in a changing Africa. Barbara explains "I do battle each time I'm out and about. I spread my magic powder to turn controus into yossis. It's like cleaning a house that is constantly dirty. You just have to keep cleaning." Her outspokenness, we learn, is not just intended for the sympathetic European filmmakers; on a trip into the country she explains the mechanics of gay sex in graphic detail to two obviously fascinated local women. It may be instructive to compare Woubi Chéri with the Library of African Cinema's earlier release, Dakan, the first African feature film on a gay theme. This film by a heterosexual Guinean director is a liberal's cry of protest against a society which refuses to see, let alone accept, homosexual relationships. In the absence of a supportive gay community, its heroes had no choice but to disappear. Woubi Chéri is the story of those who for economic or political reasons will not disappear but are creating an undeniable gay presence in the Ivory Coast. This is not to say that all homosexuals in the Ivory Coast are as flamboyant or "out" as the woubis in this film; there are no doubt as many homosexualities emerging in Africa as anywhere else. The woubis' "We're here and we're queer" attitude may remind some of movements in this country. But the very untraditional djémé, or feast, which ends the film will convince anyone this is gay liberation African style. Dressed in luxurious boubous, the woubis perform customarily women's dances before an appreciative crowd, straight and gay. Barbara summarizes the moral for all of us: "The third millennium will be about a mix of modern and traditional, different ways of life and sex." "Shot through with laughter and festivities, tender-hearted words and uninhibited gestures."--Le Monde. "Woubi Cheri is one of those rare documentaries which explores souls and lives." - Libération. "Avoiding the trap of applying Western perspectives to a non-Western culture, this documentary skillfully spotlights a little-seen side of Africa, addressing serious issues while retaining a light and humorous air." - Variety. "A film about male-male sexualities in West Africa, whose categories-old, new, and constantly changing-belie the often-repeated reactionary claim that homosexuality did not exist in essentialist merry olde traditional Africa" - Dennis Cordell, Southern Methodist University
Gacaca, Living Together Again In Rwanda?( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Kinyarwanda and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1994, decades of politically motivated ethnic scapegoating culminated in a wholesale slaughter of the Rwanda's Tutsi minority, along with many Hutu moderates. Today, Rwanda is rebuilding, but its most difficult task is addressing the emotional trauma and fostering reconciliation between the Hutu and Tutsi. This film follows the first steps in one of the world's boldest experiments in reconciliation: the Gacaca Tribunals. These are a form of citizen-based justice based on ancient traditions of judgement, aimed at unifying this scarred nation
6000 a day : an account of a catastrophe foretold( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and French and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the failure of key individuals, prominent NGO's, and governments to act allowed a catastrophe to fester - a catastrophe that undoubtedly could have been avoided. Since it appeared 20 years ago, AIDS has left behind it a trail of destruction. This film answers the question 'why did the world wait so long to react', and dissects the key moments in the global response to the epidemic. By examining this human catastrophe, the film reveals a global rift that helped the disease to spread
It's my life by Brian Tilley( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite the fact that anti-retroviral medicines would allow 4.7 million South Africans with HIV to lead almost normal lives, the South African government has failed to provide them in public hospitals and clinics. And in a series of dangerous public statements, the President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, has questioned the link between HIV and AIDS. In response to these devastating policies Zackie Achmat, who is HIV positive and the acting chairperson of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), has decided not to take anti-retroviral medicines until they are made available by the government in public hospitals and clinics. Filmed over five months, Its My Life follows Zackie as he leads a court battle against the multinational drug companies to allow the introduction of cheaper, generic drugs, and takes on the South African government for its confusing policies around HIV and AIDS. Zackie's provocative position is not one all his friends and colleagues support. When Zackie gets ill, everyone wants to know why he refuses to take the medicines that would let him lead a healthier life. It's My Life interweaves personal and public images to provide an intimate look at an internationally profiled defiance campaign, and the complexities of its leading figure."--Container
Drowning by bullets( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the evening of October 17, 1961 about 30,000 Algerians, ostensibly French citizens, descended upon the boulevards of central Paris to protest an 8:30 curfew. The curfew was in response to repeated terrorist attacks by Algerian nationalists in Paris and other French cities. They were met by a police force determined to break up the demonstration. Demonstrators were beaten, shot, even drowned in the Seine. This video exposes the massacre, and the cover-up
Une journée portée disparue by Philip Brooks( Visual )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in French and German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le 17 octobre 1961 n'existe pas : oublié, occulté. Ce jour-là, 30 000 Algériens manifestent contre le couvre-feu instauré à Paris. Au coeur de la France démocratique, la police assassine 200 personnes et laisse sur le pavé des milliers de blessés. Le Préfet s'appelle Maurice Papon. Réalisé par des Anglais, ce film relate un épisode de la guerre d'Algérie qui demeure absent de l'histoire officielle. Pourquoi cette mise en lambeaux de la mémoire? Trente ans plus tard, les témoignages de manifestants, de victimes et de policiers brisent cette conspiration du silence. Les partis de gauche savaient mais n'ont pris aucune initiative, le FLN se sentait responsable d'avoir envoyé au massacre ses militants et, fait unique dans l'histoire ouvrière, pas une minute de grève n'eut lieu pour tous ces Algériens assassinés. Les rares images d'archives sont dues à ceux qui tentèrent, à l'époque, de dire la vérité : le photographe Elie Kogan et le cinéaste Jacques Panijel avec "Octobre à Paris" réalisé au lendemain du drame. C'est seulement en 1984 qu'un auteur de polar, Didier Daeninckx, face à l'amnésie collective, révèle au grand public, avec "Meurtres pour mémoire", l'existence du 17 octobre
Low y cool( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Camarados Lowrider Bicycle Club in South Tucson, Arizona offers an alternative to street gangs for Mexican American youth
Chronique d'une catastrophe annoncée = Die Aidsspirale = 6000 a day, an account of a catastrophe foretold by Philip Brooks( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indiqué sur la jaquette : "Ce documentaire raconte l'histoire de vingt ans d'épidémie du VIH/sida. Il explique comment individus, institutions et gouvernements ont jusqu'à présent échoué à enrayer la propagation de l'épidémie, qui tuera d'ici 2010, 100 millions de personnes. Le film montre comment cette épidémie nous confronte à des questions essentielles, qui nous concernent tous, mais qui restent souvent taboues : notre sexualité, nos croyances, notre religion, nos relations humaines, nos choix de société...Il nous oblige à regarder en face les réalités du monde, et à nous interroger sur nos choix, nos priorités en matière de société et d'économie. L'épidémie du VIH/sida est présentée comme un révélateur des travers du nouvel ordre mondial qui nous éclaire sur les relations économiques et de pouvoir entre les pays riches du Nord et les pays pauvres du Sud."
Couples by Hans van Manen( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This session highlights the use of therapeutic doubling, or in Dr. Wile's words, "getting behind both people so that they can get behind the therapy."
Psychosynthesis( Visual )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this brief session, therapist Toni Brooks embodies authenticity and common sense, and demonstrates emotionally-focused inquiry and working with the client's immediate experience
Existential humanistic( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The viewer is treated to a clear demonstration of James Bugental's Existential-Humanistic approach by one of his most skilled practicioners, David Young
Family by Charles Ray( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates Dr. Hess's use of empathy in checking-in with family members and encouraging "direct interactions" among various dyads in the family
Self psychology - relational( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this exchange we can see principles come to life from Dr. Kahn's books "Between Therapist and Client" and "The Tao of Conversation."
17 octobre 1961 : une journée portée disparue by Philip Brooks( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gestalt( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this session you will see Lu's deep trust in the healing power of the "here and now" experience communicated to a client who is open to her ongoing subjective experience
Talons et pointes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gacaca trilogy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gacaca, which literally means "justice on the grass," is a form of citizen-based justice which Rwandans decided to put into place in an attempt to deal with the crimes of the 1994 genocide. Filming for over a decade in a tiny rural hamlet, director Anne Aghion has charted the impact this experiment in transitional justice has had on survivors and perpetrators alike.Through their fear and anger, accusations and defenses, blurry truths, inconsolable sadness, and hope for life renewed, she captures the emotional journey to coexistence."--Publisher's website
Gay à tout prix( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transpersonal( Visual )

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

In this video you will see Dr. John Prendergast demonstrate his non-dual perspective, as described in his book "Sacred Mirror: Nondual Wisdom and Psychotherapy."
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Alternative Names
Philip Brooks Frans filmproducent (1953-2003)

Philip Brooks French film producer, film director and screenwriter

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