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Lerner, Mike

Works: 51 works in 135 publications in 6 languages and 3,659 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Biographical films  Case studies  War films  Personal narratives  Nonfiction television programs  History  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Director, Producer, Restager , fmd, Author, fmp
Classifications: DS371.43.H37, 958.1047092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mike Lerner
Hell and back again by Danfung Dennis( Visual )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows U.S. Marines Sergeant Nathan Harris from combat behind enemy lines in southern Afghanistan to his return home to a difficult adjustment to civilian life after being wounded
Every picture tells a story( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art critic Waldemar Januszczak unravels the secrets behind eight masterpieces of European painting, searching out art experts, literary and artistic allusions, and historical records to expose long-held secrets within the gilded frames
Pussy Riot : a punk prayer( Visual )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In February 2012, five women wearing brightly coloured balaclavas rushed to the altar of a Moscow Russian Orthodox Cathedral with microphones, speakers and a guitar and launched into a "punk prayer" in protest against Putin's "excessive nationalism". Parishioners fled as security staff dragged the women from the altar, and amateur video of the incident quickly went viral, making Pussy Riot household names around the world. Filmed over the course of six months, this film tells the incredible story of three young women: Nadia, Masha and Katia. As members of the feminist art collective Pussy Riot, they performed a 40 second "punk prayer" inside Russia's main cathedral. This performance led to their arrest on charges of religious hatred and culminated in a trial that has reverberated around the world and transformed the face of Russian society forever. With unparalleled access and exclusive footage, this film looks at the real people behind their now famous colourful balaclavas. Following the bizarre and intricate twists of the trial, we observe three young women fight back against a justice system that seems impervious to logic. From their family and friends we learn what transformed these women from political activists in to modern day icons. As Nadia, Masha, and Katia defend their convictions from a cage inside the courtroom, those Pussy Riot members still at liberty plan new guerilla performances and cultivate a protest movement across the globe. Moving from farce to tragedy and back again, the film explores how political and religious forces contrived to make an example out of three young artists who stepped out of line. But with Nadia, Masha, and Katia, Russia's ruling powers got more than they bargained for. Are you a ready for a Pussy Riot?
Smash & grab : the story of the Pink Panthers( Visual )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the Pink Panthers, a gang of international jewel thieves responsible for stealing nearly one billion dollars worth of jewels
The Russian woodpecker( Visual )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Russian and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the theory that the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine had been orchestrated by the Soviet Union as a screen for the decommissioning of the Duga (i.e., Woodpecker) ballistic missile advance warning system (based in the vicinity of the reactor) because of the inevitable change in relations between Ukraine and what was soon to become post-Cold War Russia
Understanding art( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today Impressionist art is found on T-shirts and mugs, but it wasn't always popular. London Sunday Times art critic Waldemar Januszczak hosts a lively guide to these revolutionary and influential artists, visiting their studios and the rustic vistas that inspired them. It's a super introduction to Monet, Manet, Degas, Seurat, Cezanne, Pissarro, Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassat, Van Gogh, and other greats
Picasso : magic, sex, & death( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Off-air recording of television program broadcast on Febuary 16, 2003. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
Gauguin : the full story by Waldemar Januszczak( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first full-length biography of one of the world's most popular yet controversial artists ... Hailed by The Times as the finest artistic biography ever made [this video] features a stunning collection of Gauguin's masterpieces shot in museums and galleries around the world"--Container
Paradise found : [discovering Islamic art] by Waldemar Januszczak( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, art critic Waldemar Januszczak travels through the heart of the Middle East and beyond to study a wide range of Islamic architecture, decoration, and art objects
Walter Sickert vs. John Singer Sargent : the lives of Britain's masters of modern art( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contrasts the lives and art of Sickert and Sargent, two of the biggest characters in modern British art
Islamic Art: India and the Middle East by Waldemar Januszczak( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this program, art critic Waldemar Januszczak travels through the heart of the Middle East and beyond to study a wide range of Islamic architecture, decoration, and art objects. Providing helpful historical background on the faith -- with an eye on the explosive spread of early Islamic culture -- the program examines the pristine beauty of India's Taj Mahal as well as one of the world's oldest surviving mosques, and what may be its most spectacular: the Great Mosque in the Syrian capital of Damascus. Dispelling the myth that Islam forbids all pictorial images, Januszczak analyzes mosaics commissioned by Umayyad caliphs Al-Walid I and II -- including one uninhabited cityscape that seems to depict heavenly paradise."--Container
Vincent : the full story by Waldemar Januszczak( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three part series, commemorating 150 years since the birth of the one of the world's most popular artists - Vincent van Gogh, presented by art critic Waldemar Januszczak. Concentrates on the artist's infamous months of "madness", when he painted some of his best-known pictures, as well as on stories of the artist's early years as a schoolteacher, linguist and religious fanatic
The Michelangelo code : cracking the secrets of the Sistine ceiling( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michelangelo's painting on the Sistine Chapel ceiling is one of the world's largest and most famous art works. Waldemar Januszczak has spent many years researching the ceiling's history, and the circumstances in which it was painted. As the 500th anniversary of Michelangelo's embarkation on the project approaches, Januszczak reveals what he has discovered about what the work is trying to tell us and why it was painted
Born to be free( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born to be free is a revelatory investigative film made by three intrepid, free-diving journalists Gaya, Tanya and Julia, about the global trade in wild sea mammals. Their journey takes us to the most remote corners of Russia and witnesses, for the very first time, the shocking treatment that whales, dolphins and walruses are subjected to as we discover the corruption at the heart of this cruel international business
Machine of human dreams : artificial intelligence begins with human passion( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A.I. guru Ben Goertzel grew up in a hippie community during the Vietnam War. Inspired by science fiction, he imagined a perfect rational world that would transcend the violence of 1970s America. Since then, Ben has dedicated his life to developing OpenCog, a software that models the human mind. If Ben's design works, OpenCog will become a human-like general intelligence. But for OpenCog to work, it needs a body. Shot over the course of 2 years, this film follows Ben's attempts to create an OpenCog prototype in Hong Kong
Silencing the song : an Afghan fallen star( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspiring singer Setara caused a national uproar in Afghanistan when, after being voted off the reality-TV singing competition program, she danced across the stage causing her headscarf to fall to her neck and revealing her hair. Subsequently, traditional Afghans claimed her behavior un-Islamic and shocking, putting her life in danger. Months later, director Marking revisits Setara and finds her dealing with the ever-present threats to her safety, being a newlywed, and expecting a baby while continuing to dream of becoming a pop idol
Beijing swings = Xing wei yi shu : Beijing qian wei yi shu( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The investigation of new art in China reveals a very different Beijing art scene to the one that the Chinese authorities are trying to present to the world. Shot secretly, with hidden cameras, in the build up to the Beijing Olympics, the remarkably frank account of new Chinese art reveals a fractured society obsessed with death and decay, and fighting fiercely for the right to public self-expression. Beijing Swings is one of the most controversial art films ever shown on British television - when the programme was aired on Channel 4, questions were asked about it in the House of Commons."--Container
Picasso by Pablo Picasso( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pablo Picasso was an artist whose canvases became mirrors, weapons and a window on a bold, new world of eroticism and madness. One of the most charismatic and misunderstood figures of the 20th century. Biographer and close personal friend, John Richardson, reveals the three key themes that dominated Picasso's life and work. From his childhood fascination with the occult to his frustration over death, the messages beneath the paint are revealed
Toulouse-Lautrec : the full story( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biographical film presents a portrait of the short but turbulent life of French artist, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Pussy Riot : una plegaria punk( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinopsis: filmada a lo largo de seis meses, esta película narra la increíble historia de tres jóvenes: Nadia, Masha y Katia. Como miembros del colectivo feminista de arte Pussy Riot, realizaron una "plegaria punk" de 40 segundos en el interior de la catedral principal de Rusia. Esta actuación provocó su arresto acusadas de odio religioso, y culminó en un juicio que ha transcendido al resto del mundo y que ha transformado la imagen de la sociedad rusa para siempre
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Alternative Names
Mike Lerner (filmmaker) Amerikaans filmregisseur

Майк Лернер документальный кинорежиссёр