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New Yorker Video (Firm)

Works: 537 works in 1,421 publications in 9 languages and 64,820 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Biographies  History  Romance films  Biographical films  Documentary television programs  War films 
Roles: fds, Publisher, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by New Yorker Video (Firm)
Life and Debt by Stephanie Black( Visual )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary examines the effects of World Bank and the International Monetary Fund loans on the infrastructure Jamaica established in the wake of independence from the UK in 1962. Seven billion in debt (circa 2000), Jamaica has seen its agricultural industries laid to waste by the impossibility of competing with subsidized, multi-national American based companies. The poverty of an "average" Jamaican in a shantytown near Kingston is in stark contrast to the luxurious tropical fantasy paradise experienced by tourists in posh Montego Bay. In a dog-eat-dog global economy, the US and its multinational corporate clients have all the advantages, while Jamaica has no agriculture, no industry, and no tax base--only ever-growing debt
Être et avoir = To be and to have by Nicolas Philibert( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in French and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film chronicles a year in the life of a one-room schoolhouse in rural France, presided over by Georges Lopez, a devoted teacher responsible for nurturing a dozen children ages 3-11. The film sees the teacher as artist, and presents teaching as a form of love. Because along with reading, writing, and arithmetic, the children learn about what we think of as the basic values of civilization: reason, tolerance, learning, cooperation, and comradeship. In one year, one dedicated teacher, sensitive to children's educational and emotional needs, exemplifies the importance of an abiding faith in children, and in education as a vocation
Fire by Deepa Mehta( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banned in India, this film was the first to confront lesbianism in that country
Safar-i Qandahār = Kandahar( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Persian and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nafas, an Afghan-born Canadian journalist, returns to her homeland in a desperate attempt to reach her sister, who, overcome with grief after being injured by a landmine and her despair over the Taliban's oppression of women, has vowed that she will commit suicide at the time of the next solar eclipse, only three days away
Moolaadé by Ousmane Sembène( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Dyula and French and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four young girls in a small African village flee to the house of Colle Ardo Gallo Sy in the hopes of escaping a ritual "purification" and are taken in and offered sanctuary, despite the townspeople's objections
After innocence by Jessica Sanders( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of seven men who were wrongly convicted for crimes that they did not commit, whose innocence was conclusively proved years later by DNA evidence
Earth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Hindi and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lahore au Punjab, 1947. Lenny est une petite fille de 8 ans, enveloppée par l'amour de ses parents et de sa maison familiale. Jusqu'au jour où le pays est en proie à la terreur lorsque les Anglais se préparent à quitter leur colonie indienne. Lenny, jusque là épargnée, découvre alors un monde cruel... Le film de Deepa Mehta raconte la division de l'Inde en 1947, une catastrophe politique dont les répercussions se remarquent encore aujourd'hui
The times of Harvey Milk by Robert P Epstein( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the life, career, and assassination of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person elected to public office in San Francisco. Milk was shot to death, along with mayor George Moscone, by city supervisor Dan White on Nov. 22, 1978; White was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and was paroled in 1985. Examines Milk's life leading up to his assassination, his successful efforts to politically represent San Francisco's gay community, and the city's reaction to the assassinations through extensive news footage and personal recollections
Promises by Justine Shapiro( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Arabic and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the journey of a filmmaker who travels in and around Jerusalem, from a Palestinian refugee camp to an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, where he meets seven Palestinian and Israeli children who exist in separate worlds, divided by physical, historical, and emotional boundaries although they live only 20 minutes apart. Explores the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the eyes of these children and tells the story of a few children who dared to cross the lines to meet their neighbors
Tibet : cry of the snow lion( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An emotionally riveting journey into a land of exotic mysteries and hidden secrets. Ten years in the making, this feature-length documentary was filmed during a remarkable nine journeys throughout Tibet, India and Nepal
Rue Cases-Nègres = Sugar cane alley by Euzhan Palcy( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in French and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The teenage life and adventures of young José, who lives in a shanty-town on Martinique in the mid-1930s, comprises the body of this film. José lives with his grandmother and is well aware of the French colonial presence. He gets into mischief, learns valuable lessons on living from an old former slave, drinks too much one time, and even sets fire to one of the run-down shanties. Regardless of his pranks, José never neglects his education
Guantanamera by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this romantic comedy from the directors of Strawberry and Chocolate, Yoyita, now a world-famous diva, returns to her home town of Guantanamo for an elegant reception and a surprise reunion with her once beloved, Candido. Overjoyed with the rekindled memories of her first love, Yoyita's elated heart fizzles while in Candido's embrace. Joining Yoyita's funeral procession back to Havana are her sexy niece Gina, a former professor blacklisted for political nonconformity, and her husband Adolfo, a tasteless government official in charge of the funeral proceedings. As the cortège wends westward across Cuba, its path keeps crossing that of Mariano, a gallant truck driver who once had a crush on Gina and whose recurring presence crystallizes her doubts about her marriage." -- Back of container
Jazz on a summer's day by Bert Stern( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enshrined in the National Film Registry in 1999, Bert Stern's 1959 film offers precisely what its title promises. Along with a wealth of great music, the film subtly conveys the economic differences between the music's origins and Newport's wealthy citizens, and highlights the concentration and playfulness of great musicians by photographing them as intimately as possible. Despite the title, this concert film's performances--captured over the course of a weekend during the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival--really shine when night falls. As a documentary, it stylishly immortalizes transcendently beautiful music played on a glorious day, suggesting in the process that film might have no higher purpose
Wandafuru raifu = After life by Hirokazu Koreeda( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Kore-eda's thought-provoking vision, the newly deceased find themselves in a way station somewhere between Heaven and Earth. With the help of dedicated caseworkers, each soul is given three days to choose one cherished memory for their life that they will relive for eternity. As the film reveals, recognizing happiness and finding a life's worth of meaning in a single event is no simple task."--Container
My dog Tulip by Paul Fierlinger( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The distinguished British man of letters, Ackerley hardly thought of himself as a dog lover when, well into middle age, he came to adopt Tulip, a beautiful yet intolerable 18-month-old German shepherd. To his surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the 'ideal friend' he had been searching for in vain for so many years. In vivid and sometimes startling detail, the film reveals Tulip's sassy, often erratic behavior
Point of order by Emile De Antonio( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of TV coverage of the 1954 McCarthy-Army hearings, where the Army accuses Senator McCarthy of improperly pressuring the Army for special treatment of one of the senator's aides
Still life by Zhangke Jia( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in Chinese and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still life: "In Still life, great changes have come to the town of Fengjie due to the construction of the Three Gorges hydro project on the Yangtze River. Countless families that had lived there for many generations have had to relocate to other cities. Fengjie's old town, which has a 2000-year history, has been torn down and submerged forever." -- Container
Trembling before G-d by Sandi Simcha Dubowski( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Built around intimately told personal stories of Hasidic and Orthodox Jews who are gay or lesbian, the film portrays people who face a profound dilemma - how to reconcile their passionate love for Judaism and the Divine with the drastic biblical prohibitions that forbid homosexuality
The Charles Burnett collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Killer of sheep: An African-American slaughterhouse worker searches for tiny moments of beauty in his predominantly bleak life
Bad ma ra khahad bord = The wind will carry us by Abbas Kiarostami( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Persian and Chinese and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of men from the city traverse the rural Iranian countryside, looking for the village of Siah Dareh, following directions such as "turn left at the big tree on top of the hill," seemingly lost. The driver, respectfully called "Engineer" by the villagers, is in this remote location to record a funeral ritual that will follow the death of a woman reputed to be more than 100 years old. As he waits and she rallies, he becomes a figure of some amusement in the valley--whenever his cell phone beeps, he charges to higher ground in his Land Rover in order to get proper reception. And as he waits to complete his task, he is transformed from a nosy outsider into a reverent observer, seeing all the transient beauty and eternal wonder of the human experience in one poor, small, rural village
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Être et avoir = To be and to have
MoolaadéPromisesJazz on a summer's dayPoint of orderBad ma ra khahad bord = The wind will carry us
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