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Noll, Michel

Overview
Works: 157 works in 245 publications in 4 languages and 4,365 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Historical films  Biographical films  Biography 
Roles: Producer, Editor, Restager , Director, Adapter, Author, pmn, Film editor, Scientific advisor, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, E
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Most widely held works by Michel Noll
Benazir Bhutto: Duel In Pakistan( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its independence in 1947, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has been torn between civil rule and military dictatorship. The first civilian to take power is Zulfikar Ali Bhutto when he triumphantly wins the 1971 elections. But only six years later, General Zia coups him out of his position, puts him on trial and has him hanged, despite major international protests. Nine years later, his daughter Benazir wins the elections and thus makes sure that civilians are back in power. At only 35 years of age, Benazir Bhutto becomes the first woman to run an Islamic Republic. But the duel continues and eleven years later, General Musharraf prompts another coup d'etat and Benazir will spend several years in prison and eventually in exile. Eight years later, in October 2007, with support from Washington, she returns to Pakistan to stand in the January 2008 elections. Her objective: to restore democracy in Pakistan. This documentary tells Benazir's tragic story as we learn about the turbulent history of her country and its ever-present struggles for power
Hard Old Rock( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in Chinese and English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a young man, Zheng was a wild boy: he'd rather spend his time gambling and dancing than studying. But his exuberant way of life came to an end when, during the Cultural Revolution, he was charged with counter-revolutionary behavior and sent to prison. Now, he lives in the boarding house of Shuanglin Town, and is a silent witness to the last chapter of his own, lonely Life. Unyielding to his neighbors, to his society, to its History, as well as to the omnipresent Chinese system, he realizes that he is even almost independent of himself. This intimate and respectful portrait of a striking 83-year-old Chinese citizen offers us an inside view into the way China treats its Seniors and gives us the opportunity to better understand China's contemporary History
Night flight to death : the violent end of Dag Hammarskjöld( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dag Hammarskjöld, UN Secretary-General from 1953 to 1961, met his death in a mysterious plane crash while on a mission in Katanga. Although officially seen as an accident, the circumstances in which the plane crashed, the general hostility against the UN at the time in the region, and the many financial and political interests at stake in that part of Africa during the Cold War, all seem to point now to the fact that his death could have suited many and that he was actually assassinated
Murder in New York : Malcolm X and the birth of Afro-Americanism( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the assassination of Malcolm X on January 21, 1965 in New York City as well as his career. The film considers other people who could have been behind the shooting besides supporters of Elijah Muhammad
Death in Memphis : the mysterious assassination of Martin Luther King( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968 as well as his career. It examines the possibility that James Earl Ray was not the only shooter or totally innocent of the crime. It looks at the FBI's surveillance of Dr. King and J. Edgar Hoover's feelings about him
Coup d'état in Santiago : the last days of Salvador Allende( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early hours of September 11, 1973 a military coup d'etat begins in Santiago de Chile. It is lead by General Pinochet and directed against Salvador Allende, democratically elected President three years prior to these events. Allende decides to barricade himself with a few loyal friends and his guards in La Moneda, the presidential Palace of Santiago. He refuses to negotiate with the military, and addresses the Chilean people one last time over the national radio. When the air force starts bombing the Palace, he tells his supporters to surrender, and refusing this choice for himself, commits suicide
Argentina: The Pots And Pans Revolution( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"December 2001, Buenos Aires. Five days before Christmas a disturbing silence pervades the city. The day before, frustrated Argentineans looted supermarkets. The government reacted immediately by proclaiming a state of emergency. The situation approaches anarchy for twelve days, in which time five presidents will succeed one another. With never before shown footage, this documentary provides a critical analysis of the events around Christmas 2001. It further includes interviews with militants, victims, cameramen and experts, helping to comprehend the connections between, and ramifications of, the many events that led up to chaos. Who holds the future in the years to come, for this young democracy in danger?"--Film Ideas website
A death for peace : Mahatma Gandhi and the impossible quest( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gandhi was a prominent civil rights leader during the Indian independence movement. He was the pioneer and perfector of the resistance of tyranny through civil disobedience, based upon total non-violence. His actions led India to independence, and have inspired movements for civil rights freedom across the world. Gandhi also famously led Indians in the civil disbedience campaign against the salt tax with the 400 kilometre Salt March in 1930, and led the Quit India movement which called for the cessation of British rule. After India's independence in 1947, Gandhi focussed on Hindu-Muslim peace and unity
Death of a pharaoh : Anwar Al Sadat and the holy warriors( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egypt's President Sadat signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1977. Islamic fundamentalists, considering him a traitor, called for his death. Traces the events leading up to his assassination in 1981, revealing the final days of Sadat's mission for peace. Features interviews with his widow Jehan al-Sadat, former Israeli president Ezer Weizmann and US president Jimmy Carter
Fratricide in Burkina Faso : Thomas Sankara and French Africa( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Sankara came to office as a result of a coup in 1983. While many of his compatriots were in it for their private gain, Thomas Sankara tried to share power and economic development with the people of his country. He and many in his government were assassinated on October 15, 1987. Was it an internal power struggle or did France have any involvement?
The end of a Colombian dream : denying the assassination of Jorge Gaitán( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the career and death of Colombian Liberal Party leader, Jorge Gaitan and how Colombian politics are still divided across the sames lines today as they were on April 9, 1948
Death in Geneva : the poisoning of Félix Moumié( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Felix Moumié was a rebel leader in Cameroon. He was poisoned by thallium in October, 1960 in Geneva. After nearly fifty years, no one has been charged with his death, though many suspect the French and Swiss governments played a part in his death
The Cradock murders : Matthew Goniwe & the demise of apartheid( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On June 27, 1985, Matthew Goniwe, a teacher and anti-apartheid activist was killed by the South African security police along with 3 others, Fort Calata, Sparrow Mkonto, and Sicelo Mhlauli. This film tells of the career of Matthew Goniwe as well as the history of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa
Revolutions. the Rose Revolution( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

October 2003, Georgia: in this post-soviet Republic weakened by civil war and the succession of several territories in the early 1990's, a democratic opposition movement protests the outcome of the election, claiming fraud. Under the leadership of the charismatic Mikheil Saakashvili, also known as "Micha", the establishment is swept away in a mere few weeks. An inside glance at a successful revolution, one that remained non-violent and served as an inspiration for the events leading other former soviet republics, like Ukraine towards democracy. A context, however, that remains fragile, as can be seen in the death on February 3, 2005 of Prime Minister Zourab Zhvania, close collaborator of the new President
Bloody Monday : Lord Mountbatten and the IRA by SBS( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Louis Mountbatten was a British naval hero and Admiral of the Fleet as well as a member of the British royal family. Every summer for 20 years he would holiday in the Irish village of Mullaghmore, scoffing at security measures while he was there, because he believed the locals would never harm him. Mountbatten was well-liked, but the IRA hated what he symbolised - the "occupation" of Northern Ireland by the British. In 1979 the IRA blew up the boat Mountbatten was sailing on, killing him and several members of his family and crew
Black Tuesday in Baghdad : who killed Sergio Vieira de Mello and his UN team?( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sérgio Vieira de Mello was a career UN diplomat from Brazil. After the United States invasion of Iraq in 2003, Sergio was appointed to head a mission in Iraq to establish a new Iraqi government. On August 19th, 2003, the team's headquarters in Baghdad was hit by a suicide bomber. Twenty-two people died in the blast including Sergio Vieira de Mello
Carbombing in Beirut : who killed Rafic Hariri?( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rafic Hariri was a self-made billionaire who returned to Lebanon to help improve his native country. He was killed by a car bomb close to the time when many thought he would again be prime minister. The ongoing UN investigation has no final answers, but many think the Syrians were involved
Death in Rome : the case of Aldo Moro( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After twenty years, the search continues for the definitive explanations of the Aldo Moro murder case. The key ring leader during the 1960s and 1970s of Italy's Christian Democratic Party and generally regarded as the next president of Italy, Moro died in 1978 at the hands of the Red Brigades, a Marxist-Leninist terrorist group. Armed with new facts and witness statements, this program provides clear proof of state complicity in Moro's assassination
Murder in Stockholm : who killed Olof Palme?( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and French and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the 28 February 1986, Olof Palme, Sweden's social democratic Prime Minister, was shot dead as he was walking home from the cinema which he had attended with his wife. 20 years on and still there are no answers, only theories. Although there seem to have been several witnesses who saw men with walkie-talkies in the vicinity on the night in question, the Swedish police force seems to have closed ranks. According to the chief investigator on the case, no further questioning was carried out, stating that the accusations against the force had no basis. Some witnesses, even today, are still afraid to speak out. The official conclusion is that a lone perpetrator shot Palme, and from 2011 that's how it will remain, as further lines of inquiry will then close
Death of a populist : Pim Fortuyn and the Dutch consensus( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pim Fortuyn was a political outsider and was poised to become the Netherlands' next prime minister, when on May 6, 2002 he was gunned down in the street. The film examines the events leading up to Fortuyn's assassination and considers whether it was the work of a lone gunman or if it could have been orchestrated by the Dutch establishment
 
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