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Radiotelevisione della Svizzera italiana

Works: 176 works in 365 publications in 4 languages and 11,179 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Internet videos  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Drama  Filmed interviews  Nonfiction television programs  Televised operas  Short films  History 
Roles: Performer, Production personnel, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Radiotelevisione della Svizzera italiana
Most widely held works by Radiotelevisione della Svizzera italiana
Giorni e nuvole by Silvio Soldini( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in Italian and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Well-to-do, sophisticated couple, Elsa and Michele, have a 20 year-old daughter, Alice, and enough money for Elsa to leave her job and fulfill an old dream of studying art history. After she graduates, however, their lives change. Michele confesses he hasn't worked in two months and was fired by the company he founded years ago. Elsa overcomes her initial shock by pouring extra energy into facing the crisis while Michele, exhausted by an unsuccessful job hunt, lets himself go, alternating between vivacity and apathy. The growing distance between them eventually leads to a break-up. Only when they part will they realize that they risk losing their most precious possession: the love that binds them."--Original container
August Wilson : the American dream, in black and white by August Wilson( Visual )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playwright August Wilson talks about his roots in the black community, how his plays express the African-American experience, how the African heritage of Black Americans is both expressed and repressed in American society today, and the importance of blues as cultural expression
Alice Walker by Susan Shaw( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with author Alice Walker. Therein, Walker discusses her life, contemporary America, the "womanist" perspective, and reads from her poetry
Toni Morrison( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morrison reads from her two novels, Beloved [and] Jazz and discusses her views of the contributions made to American literature by the experiences of African Americans
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in Italian and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luciano Pavarotti and Mirella Freni's incomparable partnership as Rodolfo and Mimi, the tragic lovers in Puccini's much-loved bittersweet opera, is captured for posterity in this live recording from the San Francisco opera. Francesca Zambello's production boasts a superlative cast with Gino Quilico as Marcello, Nicolai Ghiaurov as Colline, Stephen Dickson as Schaunard and Sandra Pacetti as Musetta. The Italian conductor Tiziano Severini drew critical acclaim for his passionate and spontaneous reading of the score
Gloria Naylor( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with author Gloria Naylor. Therein, Naylor discusses the influence of other black women writers on herself, growing up in the South, her early involvement with religion, learning to articulate one's experience, writing in different voices, and writing to explore one's beliefs
John Wideman( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with author John Wideman. Therein, Wideman discusses the dilemma of the committed African American intellectual torn between the urban underclass and a predominantly white, middle-class literary audience
Charles Johnson by Charles Johnson( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with author Charles Richard Johnson. Therein, Johnson describes his literary objective: to explore classic, metaphysical questions from East and West against the backdrop of African life and history
Raye makhfi = Il vote è segreto( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in Persian and English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Babak Payami's wry satire, an unsuspecting soldier awakens to discover that he can forget about another uneventful day at his remote Iranian island outpost. It's Election Day! A ballot box is parachuted down as a young woman pulls up to the shore, who turns out to be the government election official, much to the surprise of the soldier who was expecting a man. When he is ordered to accompany the idealistic young bureaucrat across the dusty desert in search of votes - a hunt that literally leaves no stone unturned - the soldier is thrown into an electoral adveture that may just put him out of a job. Many a surprise lies along their route, as the unlikely pair find themselves in one absurd situation after another
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in Italian and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American naval officer marries a Japanese geisha girl known as Butterfly and then abandons her. Butterfly steadfastly awaits his return for three years, only to learn when Pinkerton returns that he has married an American woman
Alex Haley( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one of the few in-depth conversations with Alex Haley before his death in 1992, this film is a moving testament to a man who became a symbol of African Americans' determination to endure and excel
Kill Them all : Christian Crusaders against Christian heresy( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After hundreds of years of ideological discord, one form of early Christianity, Roman Catholicism, defined itself as the only true version and began to eliminate all other versions. Using history as an analytical lens, this program looks at Christian heresy in the form of the Cathars, on the one hand, and the Apostolics, on the other-examples of two different types of alternative Christianity that were squelched in a similar way. Brutal military expeditions and the gruesome Inquisition effectively spelled the end of these schismatic sects' resistance. The commentary of Michel Roquebert, author of History of the Cathars, and historian Corrado Mornese is featured. (56 minutes)
The Grand invention : Christianity( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the moment of Paul's conversion, the former persecutor of the Christians became one of the most avid defenders of the faith-and, in a way, the inventor of what came to be recognized as the Christian religion. Empowered by his revelatory vision, Paul acted independently to found the first Christian communities, but his efforts did not proceed smoothly. This program follows the travels and trials of Paul as he evangelized his way through the ancient world. In addition, Judaism and popular sects of paganism are considered within the context of early Christianity, the concept of Christian martyrdom is explored, and the transfiguration of Christianity from object of Roman persecution to state-sponsored religion of Rome is examined
Pretty colors : Inside America's rave culture( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a way of escaping their dysfunctional families and their boredom in suburbia, Sarah and Stacey have embraced the L.A. underground rave scene. This gritty program, filmed in a cinema verite style, presents an insider's look at a world of teenagers fueled by techno music and synthetic drugs such as Ecstasy and methamphetamines. As enlightening as it is disturbing, the film eerily crosscuts the girls' roller-coaster ride of depression and euphoria with an ongoing stakeout by narcotics officers of a clandestine drug factory. Some language may be objectionable
Sergei Eisenstein( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This richly personal documentary uses first-person narration, artwork, film clips, and photographs to trace the life and achievements of this legendary artist and filmmaker. Rare and extensive footage from several important films, including Battleship Potemkin and Ivan the Terrible, illustrates the use of montage and subject-to-subject camera cuts-techniques developed by Eisenstein that revolutionized filmmaking. His relationships with celebrities such as Walt Disney, D.W. Griffith, Jean Cocteau, and Albert Einstein are explored within the context of Eisenstein's meteoric rise to fame from promising artist and set designer to master filmmaker. (57 minutes)
Susan Sontag by Susan Sontag( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She is insulted at being called "the most intelligent woman in America" because it implies that the category of intelligent women is substantially smaller than that of men. Should she feel honored to be considered an outstanding member of a spurned caste? In this program, Susan Sontag, discoverer of camp and diagnostician of the intellectual and artistic ills of late-20th-century America, tells us of the difficulties of being a woman, a writer, and a sentient human being in this place and at this time-in the process describing her view of herself and the standards she has set for herself
Amos Oz( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Admiringly called "a kind of Zionist Orwell" by Newsweek, Amos Oz is arguably the best-known Israeli intellectual in the world. This program profiles the controversial Oz through a mix of monologue, interview, and biography, revealing his acute understanding of family life and fanaticism. Economical in his use of language, Oz depicts the people of Israel, the country's political tribulations, and the region's history-steeped landscape with astonishing clarity and insight
In black and white : conversations with African American writers by Barbara Christian( Visual )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with African American writers
Sworn virgins( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Multiple languages and English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a mountainous area of Albania, an ancestral code of laws -- observed to this day -- placed women in the bottom rank of society. But there is one loophole. The ancient laws allowed certain women known as Sworn Virgins to take an oath in front of their clan, announcing intention to remain virgins
Cannonball Adderley live in '63 by Cannonball Adderley( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most highly respected alto saxophonists in the history of jazz performs live in Switzerland and Germany
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Alternative Names

controlled identityRadiotelevisione svizzera

Monte Ceneri (Radio)

Radio-télévision suisse italienne

Radio televisione svizzera

Radio televisione svizzera di lingua italiana

Radio und Fernsehen der Italienischen Schweiz

Radiotelevisione della Svizzera italiana.

Radiotelevisione della Svizzera Italiana Lugano Rete 2

Radiotelevisione svizzera

Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana

Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana (RTSI), D+A


RSI (Radiotelevisione della Svizzera italiana)


RTSI (Radiotelevisione della svizzera italiana)

RTSI Rete 2

RTSI-Swiss Television.

RTSI-Swiss Television Production.

Schweizerische Radio- und Fernsehgesellschaft Direzione regionale della radiotelevisione svizzera italiana

Schweizerische Radio- und Fernsehgesellschaft Radiotelevisione della svizzera italiana

Società svizzera di radiotelevisione Radiotelevisione della Svizzera italiana

Swiss Radio.